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Memories of Deal

By dandeakin

“All the children from Deal were evacuated to Mid Wales, I went to Aberfan. We got on the train not knowing where we were going and got off in a place where they spoke a different language. The locals resented and didn’t like us much. I changed billets four times whilst I was there. I was only thirteen years old and the local children by that age had finished school and been sent down the mines. I was a strapping thirteen year old back then and the locals couldn’t understand why I should still be in school, whilst their children were down the pits.”

Tags: Memories Photo journalism D700 Kent War Photojournalism Deal Fx Local history Memorys

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 9:50AM
Our childhood experiences mark us for life. This does capture the weight of memory for me - the eyes looking leftward in the frame again, the railway line disappearing into the distance.

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abeeror2 5 23 Australia
24 Feb 2013 8:22PM
Brilliant and thought provoking.

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