Cynthia’s Diary – October 1, 1939

The Rectory 1939 (Cynthia waving)

When Cynthia was evacuated from London, in September 1939, she and her baby sister Wendy were first billeted at the Rectory in Alfold village.  Her bedroom faced the cemetery, where a large rock supposedly marked the grave of a witch.  A previous occupant of the room, a girl named Mary, had scratched her name on the pane of glass with a diamond ring.  I wonder if it is still there?

Dorothy, Wendy, Margaret at the Rectory garden, facing Surrey Downs, October 1939

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