1stof June 2019.
A few days ago, I mentioned in a post that my memory was acting up. I was given some good advice by Diana Sheridon, on how to tackle this problem, thank-you Diana.
I showed the post to my son, Iain, and we started talking about human memory.
I said that I only needed a little prompt to bring back a long-forgotten story.
We then started talking about the things I have written about, things that happened in Chertsey all those years ago.
I said I was very keen on model making, and in 1944, with the money I earned as a delivery boy, I used to buy my model kits from a shop opposite Woolworths in Guildford Street.
As soon as I mentioned models, into my memory came my friend David Mawford, he was very good at making the most complicated kits such as the Golden Hind, a Galleon with intricate rigging, something I could never do.
I then described a little aero engine he had for a line-controlled model plane, that we used to fly up the Chertsey ‘Rec.
I said it was an ED Mark Two, a 2cc diesel engine, it cost four guineas—four pounds twenty.
I then said it was made in Surbiton, near Kingston, Surrey, and the firm was called Electronic Developments— hence ED.
As is normal for the youth of today, he Googled ED Mark Two, and up came an advert in “The Aeromodeller’ dated 1946. The advert was for the ED Mark Two, model diesel engine, the price was four guineas, and it was made by Electronic Developments, from Kingston Surrey.
Seventy-four years later, I can still remember my first car’s number plate from 1959—FH 94 94—but I struggle to remember my current cars number, which I have had for two years!!!!
Such is the life of the elderly!