Bombed out of London
Moving from Highbury to Kirkaldy Green (oral history)
Watching the building
We used get the old train from Highbury, we used to live in Holloway Road, y’know Islington, and we used to get the train from Highbury out to South Oxhey and before it was all getting rebuilt, and we used to come out to see the houses being built, and wait for our house to be built. We used to live in Kirkaldy Green, that’s where we moved into, our first house was in Kirkaldy Green.
[Did you have a choice which house?] No, what actually happened, when we came out here, the people who had the property before we moved out, they wanted to move back to London. So what happened is we done a sort of transfer, they moved where we were and we moved back, we moved here. The reason why we moved here because half of London was nearly bombed out. So we thought we’d move out, Mum and Dad said “let’s move out to a new estate” so we came out here. But half of London where we were, half of it was all flattened…