War-time Letters from the Tottenham Home Front, by T.W. Gough
Booklet Published by the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society in 1994, 52 pages. A5 size booklet (N5905X2)
Mum and Dad lived in Cambridge Gardens, a small cul-de-sac off the Great Cambridge Road on the White Hart Lane council estate in Tottenham. Dad was a cabinet maker, but like many in his trade, was experiencing periods of unemployment before the war due to mass production methods. There were four children, the youngest Ernest, nicknamed Boy, who was eleven in September 1939, followed by Joan (12), Doris (15) and myself Tom (17). I was a solicitor's junior clerk and had joined the Territorial Army in 1939, enlisting in the 2/7th Middlesex Regiment at Homsey Drill Hall. My father had served in the 1/7th during the Great War, 1914-1918. I was mobilised on 1 September and we took over Trinity Road School in Wood Green. In December all those under the age of eighteen were posted to an Anti-Aircraft Regiment. I finished the war however with the Royal Artillery on 25 pounders...
Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound