Saville, Patricia. “The Daughter I never Had.” 37pp. Includes photographs. 2000. Born 1933, Highgate, London. Brunel University Library.
Lived at Finsbury Park. Description of house and family life. , i.e. Wash day, Empire day.
World war II- Memories, ie. Food Available Anderson Shelter. Evacuated at Hatfield, Herts. Then to Newport Pagnell, Bucks. References to parcels from America, blacksmiths forge, chickens.
Back to Muswell Hill- doodlebugs; shopping. Schools – with air raid shelters, classrooms with windows bricked up. Air raids.
After the war- pre-fab houses. Rationing.
Went to work in the post office. Was girl probationer, then Telegraphist. Description of post office departments.
Recreation- Trips to Alexandra Palace, and Wembley Arena. Cycling.
Married life. Married in 1955. Lived in North Finchley, then Bocking, Essex, Witham, Essex, Tiptree Essex and Brightlingsea, Essex.
Had 4 sons. Worked in fields, took lodgers, cook, audio typist, driver, also back with post office.
Husband worked in post office, then with English Electric valve.
Patricia Saville, “The Daughter I Never Had,” Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, University of Brunel Library, Special Collection Library, vol.4