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Subject: Your website
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 14:04:08 -0000
From: "Watts, Sally"

Great to read about Harborough - I was born there in 1955 at 13 Dingley Terrace - in my grandparents' prefab which has long since been flattened. I remember fishing for minnows and sticklebacks in the Dandy down by the side of the road to the railway station. My mum used to go to the Grammar School - her name was Anne Thornton - she left after her fourth year, which would have been in 1952 or 1953 I think. She told me about once taking part in the Carnival when she and some other friends from the shoe factory (I don't know the name (Symingtons: ed)) were dressed up as Hawaiian girls and had used gravy browning to darken their skin - unfortunately it rained!!
I remember standing on the railway bridge at the park on the road to Great Bowden to wait for the steam trains to go underneath - it was great!!
My cousin (Lorraine Calleja) and I used to go riding at Miss Ogilvy's stables in Great Bowden - we were pony mad.

Sally-Anne Watts
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Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust
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