The Bourne Society Volume 46 - Memories of the Early 1950's

Memories of Early 1950's
The Bourne Society

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Volume 46 – February 2006


During the first half of that decade I was an indentured apprentice compositor learning the craft of setting lead type by hand at the Hillside Press in Godstone Road, Whyteleafe. I lived with my widowed mother at Caterham on the Hill. My daily journey to work on an ancient ‘Hercules’ pedal cycle and later a 1936 150cc ‘Coventry Eagle’ motor cycle must have nearly worn a groove in Whyteleafe Hill. …


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