Peggy's Story - In Her Own Words

Early Days

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Early Days

[Tape starts mid-sentence -I was born in Cosgrove, Northamptonshire in 1922] and I didn't come to Loughton until I was six - I attended Shenley primary school until I was12, then went on to the grammar school at Bletchley. I didn't start school until I was six, though the normal school starting age was five, but tI lived in too isolated a place. The farm at Cosgrove was too far to get to school. My parents had the farm from when they were married, when my Father came out of the army. Education for the three of us born at Cosgrove was the reason for the move, so we moved to Loughton.

We lived in what is now Jane Mann's house [Charlotte knows where this is], My Father had it built new. The farmland comprised all the land at Bradwell Common, towards Old Bradwell and some fields towards Stony Stratford. The farmhouse was a little way from the fields, which were quite scattered. It was a mixed farm - there were milking cows, poultry, cattle and arable. Quite a mixture.

My Grandparents had lived in Loughton for some time. By the time I came here they had just retired from the butcher's shop. They bought the 'White House' near Shenley Church. The Fountain and shop were tenanted - there was a family called Plumb. - I can remember they had fairly young children, they had a swing in the garden and I remember playing with Kitty Plumb when visiting with Grandfather to collect the rent. (1930s)
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