Re: Remember Robbie Henderson?
Posted by Bob Noble on October 2, 2021, 19:35:22, in reply to "Re: Remember Robbie Henderson?"
I will share my memories of Robbie with you. |
I knew Robbie very well in the years leading uo to the outbreak of WW2 ( 1939)
Robbie lived then with his mum ,dad and siblings in number four Campbell Street. We were both evacuated at the same time , along with many other children ,in and around the schools of Hebburn, to the real village of Ingleton near Darlington-- not to be confused with the Town with the same name situated in the Yorkshire Dales near Skipton.
Robbie was billeted with a farming family on a farm just a stones throw from the Church of England School that we all attended. How we envied him- Allan and me ( Allan Dodds) he was the lad with who I was billeted. Our family farm was , I would think,, more than half a mile out of the village. We had to walk to and from school four times a day- including dinner breaks - no MacDonalds or ice cream/ snack vans waiting outside school.I came back from Ingleton in 1941-- so I have not seen Robbie since then.Until to-day looking at him on your photo as a young man with his wife and daughter
Some years past, through the Hebburn notice board ,I had the good fortune to find Robbie in Canada wit his two daughters-- so I was then able to chat to him via emails. The we did a number of times.
At one point the emails stopped coming - no reply to mine I , again through this notice board I heard the sad news that Robbie had died.
I believe that Robbie was born in the same year as me- 1927- within a month or two of each other. at number 13 Campbell Street I was born in number 15, So we must have been squawking together in a ' geordie accent' doing a duet.
Many thanks for this post Norman, it has awakened some happy memories
PS a big asks it possible to have a copy of Robbie photo, pleas