Schoolbooks of Margaret Hutchings, 1945-1947

Cover of 'Victory Book' written and drawn at school by Margaret Hutchings aged 7, 8th and 9th May, 1945 | Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Margaret Pearce
Cover of 'Victory Book' written and drawn at school by Margaret Hutchings aged 7, 8th and 9th May, 1945
Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Margaret Pearce
A page from a 'Victory Book' written and drawn at school by Margaret Hutchings aged 7, 8th and 9th May, 1945 | Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Margaret Pearce
A page from a 'Victory Book' written and drawn at school by Margaret Hutchings aged 7, 8th and 9th May, 1945
Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Margaret Pearce

Margaret Rosemary Hutchings (later Pearce) was born in Brighton in 1938 and lived at 39 Park Road in Coldean. She went to Falmer Church of England School from the age of 5 to 9.

Margaret has contributed some of the entries in her schoolbooks from this time to the Letter in the Attic project, together with a memoir she wrote in later life.

Here you can see an extract from a Victory Book she created in 1945.

My Victory Book,  1945

“Wave the flags. Victory Day is very near. The War is nearly over and the soldiers will come home.”

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  • Hello Margaret, I was very pleased to find your story about your time at school in Coldean. I read it with great interest and was very excited because Margaret (Millie) Woollard is my Auntie and I thought how great it would be for me to tell her about you and perhaps you would be able to meet up one day. Of course, I had no idea until this morning that you have kept in contact all these years. 🙂 I believe my Grandfather (Gordon) was an Instructor in the Home Guard and he would train with his men in Woollard’s Nursery. Question 1: do you remember the names of any of the men he trained with, and are their relations still in Coldean? Question 2: do you remember the number that was on the shoulder of his Home Guard uniform? Best wishes Nick Woollard (son of John and Jean).

    By Nick Woollard (01/07/2011)

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