2003, Extract from email. Helen Chalmers (email tba ), Toronto , Canada.
your site again......I am so proud to have born in Bridgeton...when I
look at the letters from all over the world from persons who lived through the war
years , through poverty, unemployment, poor housing, little nutrition,
school dinners and schoolboard clothing....had no toys other than
balls, peevers, girds and cleeks and the dirt and broken glass you
played shops with.....but had the good fortune to have had wonderful
neighbours who shared your joys and sorrows and anything else that they
had....We lived through hard times....and still emerged with wonderful
memories and only too happy to return to our roots......