Soccer showboat in the Tower moat
ThE World War I commemorations at the Tower of London brought back many memories for me. The semi-circular part of the outside wall of the Tower is known as Legge’s Mount. That particular part of the Tower contains two apartments, and one of these was my home for 20 years. The window on our landing was the one from which the cascade of poppies flowed four years ago to mark the start of World War I. My father, W. E. R. Chapman, became a Yeoman Warder in July 1945, when he was demobbed from the Army at the end of World War II, after serving for 27 years. he was a warder for 25 years, retiring in 1970. My mother, sister and I moved into the tower in November 1945, first living in Brassmount, which we shared with Yeoman Warder Randall and his family, before moving to Legge’s Mount, where we stayed until my father retired. I went to Sir John Cass Foundation School, which had permission to use the moat as its football ground in the East London Schools League.
R. Chapman, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.