Alec and I would go out after school with one of our karts across to Sandhard or down to Fort Vic. to collect the wood off the beach. At weekends we sawed it up for firewood.
I remember we used to take turns to ride the Kart down over Fort Vic hill. The Fort was still manned by the Army then.
It was my turn this particular time. I went hurtling down over the hill. All of a sudden this dispatch rider appeared coming the other way up the hill. He went in one hedge and I went in the other. Les Turner b 1944
I can remember going over to Fort Vic; it particularly sticks in my mind as I think we brought back a carton of those 7 pound tins of cocoa. We had about four of them in a box, and we had chocolate cakes for a long time after that, and chocolate puds. Yeah I can remember doing that one. Alec Cokes b1945