Table of Contents

Front Cover – Memories and Music
Dedications
Foreword
Maps

PART 1 – AUSTRALIA TO ENGLAND

2014 – Returning
North Ormesby
61 Hymers Street
Blacklocks
2014 – Trunk Road
Eston Hills – August 1952
2014 – Market day
The Market 1953
The ticket man
The local streets
Derwent Street School 1946-1947
North Ormesby – Mam’s Family
Auntie Vangie (Thompson)
Few Words
Mam’s family – Miriam Turner
2014 – Remembering school days
Smeaton Street School – 1948
2014 – Remembering high school
Lawson Secondary Modern
2014 – Family photos
Dad’s family
Tommy Jones 1913
Wales 1869

PART 2 – WARTIME

A war baby
Air raids July 1942
Evacuation
Bombing
Marsh Road hit
An enemy plane
Teddy
Home with Mam
VE Day
Air raid shelters 1946

PART 3 – GROWING UP

2014 – Redcar today
Promenade 1953
Redcar trips
2014 – The Gare
The Black Path 1954
Playing war
2014 – Free range
Free range in the 1950s
Ganging up
Scouts
Bobby
General election 1952
Broken bones
Smith’s Dock
Shorty Bank
Uncle Ronnie
Out and about
Grandad’s garden
Making a living
Winkles
G’night G’bless
Peep show
2014 – Cycling
Independence
Washing day
Maudie
A head wound
Special events
Rock and roll
New Year’s Eve
Tommy in hospital
Pocket money
2014 – Roseberry Topping
Roseberry Topping
The circus
The Tarry Beck
Sad news
Holiday!

PART 4 – WORKING

Messenger boy
Brambles Farm
Hiking
Apprentice training
Dancing days
The Works
Wilton Castle
Coral and Gordon
A revisit
Ronnie
Trouble
Protective equipment
Moving pieces
2014 – Whitby
Day out in Whitby
Safety first
The Cold War
The Territorial Army
The Officers’ Ball

PART 5 – ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA

Recruitment
Leaving home
The ship
Port Said
Aden
Colombo
Western Australia
2007 – WA trip
Point Walter
Narrogin
2007 – Narrogin revisit
The camp
On the pipeline
Native animals
Weekends
Green as grass
2007 – Walking the pipes
Bunbury
Kalgoorlie
South Australia
Heinz variety
Tommy’s story
Leaving Adelaide
Victoria

EPILOGUE

The unnamed sculpture

SONG BIBLIOGRAPHY

Acknowledgments