My mother didn’t do a lot of clothes shopping, she made her own – Kate Lyons – 12

People didn’t move so we knew all our neighbours – Kate Lyons – 14

Riding my bike down to the river and the lock with my father – Kate Lyons – 19

We didn’t reeally have annual holidays because money was short – Kate Lyons – 09

Fishing on Ham Lands and picking carrots – Doreen Lucas – 09

I came to live in Ham in 1938, I was 8 – Doreen Lucas – 01

My gran’s large family – Doreen Lucas – 13

My husband’s grandfather Mr Sumner was gardener at Ham house – Doreen Lucas – 12

We moved into our cottage in 1947 – Doreen Lucas – 11

Going against my mother’s wishes to play in the Pits, but we were discovered – Philip Lintern – 10