Audrey grew up in Kingston, near the Hawkers aircraft factory. During the Second World War the house opposite them was bombed, and the roof of Audrey’s home collapsed.
When 11/12 years old the whole school year (at Tolworth Girls) went for for an x-ray, in order to be checked for TB (tuberculosis). The x-ray building was on Glenbuck Rd, and probably belonged to Surbiton Hospital.
On South Bank opposite Hillcroft College there is Bramshot Lodge, which belonged to the Minister of a local Baptist Church (but not the one on Langley Rd). Audrey went there in 1967 and got an A Level, her first, in Religious Studies. Eric, the Minister, and his wife, were ‘local characters’.
Audrey has recently finished a PhD in Social Science at Kingston University and is now writing a history book.