Tea cakes and memories
My husband was in The the airforce. I was 16 and he was 19 when I met him. We got engaged and we didn’t want to live with our families. I was 22 when we married and we lived with his family in Notting Hill.
I put my name down for a council house and 9 months married we got a one bedroom flat in Otley Way. My baby boy suffered with asthma. We went to Great Ormond Street and the doctor said he needed a bedroom of his own. So we got a house in Oxhey Lane that backed on to Oxhey Woods, so he got worse. Then we got a 3 bedroom house and I’m still there now. All my memories are in that house.
My eldest daughter is 68, she was 5 or 6 when we moved into our house. My husband had a favourite chair and if anyone else tried to sit in it he’d say “that’s my chair”