Still ‘young Bobby’ – at 53

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

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.

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