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1. From Alan Rogers, son of Hilda Rogers - received 28th May 2009
My parents lived in Barking, Essex in 1939 so how she got to Brocket Hall so long before the bombing of London started is something of a mystery.
As most East-enders I have met at reunions report - she remembered her days at the Hall with some pleasure. The acres of lawn and the fine trees were in stark contrast to the urban environment she lived in.
2. From Alan Lowe, the very first Brocket Baby - received 20th September 2009
I attach a short note which my mother wrote concerning her experiences at Brocket Hall. I have no idea why or to whom they were written, but presumably after the war, going by the last sentence! I found the note while going through her papers after she died in 1996. They are reproduced as they appear (Italics are mine).
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3. From Alan Lowe (Gorran, Cornwall) - received 15th March 2013
It's Alan Lowe, Brocket Baby numero uno! We haven't spoken for a while, but it just occurred to me that when I originally put myself down on your list, I forgot to mention that my middle name is - wait for it - Brocket! My mother's idea, of course but it did cause some nicknames over the years, like Sprocket, Rocket, Pocket Rocket and some rather unflattering ones which I won't go into here. Also, after I bought a personal number plate (B7ABL) I was thenceforward known as "ABL" in the office!