Lovely lady knew my parents
YOU kindly published my appeal to trace people who knew members of my family, the Cooks and the Laidlaws, when they lived in High Halden. The response was better than my wildest dreams. I have been back to High Halden and met a very lovely old lady who used to live in London and knew my parents when her family and mine moved to High Halden at the end of the war. This is my last link with the past, and my wife and myself were made to feel most welcome. I was also shown the book that had been written about High Halden’s history and a picture of my old house was in it, sadly now though it has been demolished. I would like to thank everyone who contacted me by letter, email or phone. I will reply to all of them as soon as I can. Brian Cook, Florentine Way, Waterlooville, Hants.