Still ‘young Bobby’ – at 53
I READ with interest my auntie Rosemary Cook’s letter (May 10). Dickie Legg cut hair for three generations of our family, my grandfather (Bobby), my dad (Dick) and my brother (Steve) and myself. At my time Dickie had emigrated across the rail line and lived next door to Willesborough Labour Club! My grandad played in bands at the Corn Exchange, and for some reason I was known as young Bobby. Even a few months ago, in the Crown and Anchor, an old gent asked me: “Are you young Bobby Kellam,” and I’m 53! South Willesborough was indeed a great place to grow up. A book could be written on all the great characters that lived on the “Island.” People like the Downs family, Ted Cauldwell, Albert Dear and many others will bring a smile to your readers that remember them. John Kellam, Francis Road, Ashford.