Margaret Hardy (nee Wilson)




July 2003     

Dear Ray.

Many thanks for all the correspondence you have forwarded to us, it has all been very interesting. I had a surprise telephone call from Fred Hardy (one of the Hardy boys) on Sunday, he had a telephone call from Janet Hoills in America (Fred lives in North Caroline, America) telling him about the Tottenham web site and he had spent a wonderful morning looking at the web site and couldn't believe all the information on it and will be adding some information himself. Unfortunately we do not have a computer ourselves.

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Margaret Wilson  - 1941

Ray a little about my life which I hope you will find of interest. I was born in The Avenue, Tottenham in 1930 and moved with my parents to 136, Markfield Road, Tottenham when 18 months old and am an only child. I was evacuated to North Devon in early 1940 and our house was bombed in December, 1941.  I returned to Tottenham in June 1941 to Summerhill Road, where the council had re-housed us to the middle flat of number 24. When I met the Hardy's living at number 28 only Mr & Mrs Hardy, Fred and Gwen lived there. I had a shock when I met them all, the eldest Charles was in the navy, Richard was in the Airforce and Kitty was working in North Wales for the G.P.O.  Victor ( whom I married in June 1951) Edgar and John were all evacuated to Hertford.


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Margaret Wilson & Victor Hardy - 1949


When we married we bought a house in Edmonton and in 1961 moved to Sevenoaks Weald, Kent and in 1977 moved to our current address. We lived in a caravan whilst Vic built the house. We keep sheep and have also built a Fishing Lake.

( See Photograph below)



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Howfield Farm Fishing Lake

The lake is stocked with Carp, Roach and tench and is situated close to the middle of

Pembury Village, just off the A21


My parents did not move very far, my father Alfred Wilson lived in 35 Dorset Road and my mother Violet Wilson (nee Westbrook) lived at 14 Dorset Road. So they didn't move far !

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Margaret Wilson and her mother Violet -1949


I would love to have contact with Ivy Potter whom I was very friendly, but I understand she had an accident.

I will look for any photo's I have, but they will only be of myself and the Hardy's during the 1940's and will write again very soon.

Yours sincerely,

Margaret Hardy (nee Wilson)


(Note: This letter has been reproduced for the Internet site from the original written by Margaret Hardy [Wilson] )

Sadly Margaret's husband Vic Hardy died on the 12th June 2015 age 86 years


Background Image- Margaret  & Vic's house - 'Howfield' Pembury,Kent

Webpage updated July 2015

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