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This article comes from an e-mail I received from Richard Stubbs who spotted some information posted on the Villager Guestbook. I have included the relevant entries after Richards e-mail.
I was billeted with Dr Graftdyke, in 1941 and well remember the House and staff.
The pit whistle going, etc. So browsing through to find news of evacuees in Rossington I came across the Villager and Rosemary Robinsons comments. The Drs Son had had meningitis when younger and was a handful!
I had a short time there I think my Mum missed me. But the coincidence of it all is that I have visited the Blue Mountains (Where Rosemary Robinson lives) when in the Merchant Navy P&O liners. And recently got in touch with friends who live in Emu Heights. Rosemary lives in Blackdown?
I so remember the Dr. playing the piano classics. His wife used to go to the Isle of Man a lot.
Perhaps Rosemary will pick this up.
I am now 81yrs old of course, and live in Sussex.
Comments From The Villager Guestbook
ROSEMARY ROBINSON - (lives) BLUE MOUNTAINS AUSTRALIA - (from) ROSSINGTON
Visited: 18 February 2006 ~ 3:54
Just saying hello to anyone there who might remember my grandparents, Alice and Norman Fyall originally from 25 Allenby Cres (where I was born) and then 79 West End Lane. My grandmother used to work for Dr Graftdyk in the 40 s, 50 s and 60 s. My grandfather was a miner at Rossington pit. I still have family in Rossington although not in touch now.
CYRIL HART - (lives) RICHMOND HILL ONTARIO - (from) ROSSINGTON
Visited: 18 February 2006 ~ 05:42
Hello Rosemary Robinson, You are not going to believe this, I do not know you or the folks you mentioned, but the name rang a bell, the reason being, I’ve been looking through a book called Rossington Remembered #3 edition. On page 141 there is a photograph of Norman & Mavis Fyall, along with their daughter Alice, & Charlie Hines an evacuee from Leeds. This photo was taken outside their home on Allenby Crescent Rossington.
The book is a copyright version so I’m sorry I cannot forward a copy of the photo as an attachment. Does this get better? on page #143 of this book there is Mrs Graftdyke, Rosemary, & could it be you? Marie Smith, with Toots the dog outside their home, 1957.
Page #118, British Legion ladies at Blackpool, Mrs. Moran, Hunter,Armstrong, Henderson, Askam, & Fyall...... well there you have it. Well my dear, I do hope you will find something of interest in my findings & I’m sure you must know some of the folks on this site so keep in touch with them they are great people.....
Best wishes... Cyril Hart....
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