Featured in the Woman Photographer group 13th of June 2009
Featured in ‘Live Love Dream’ on the 18th of June, 2009
Three years ago my mother in the UK lost all her worldly belongings in a house fire. I very nearly lost her, some men passing by dragged her out, the next thing she remembered was waking up in hospital with just the clothes she was wearing. That’s all.
I have spent the past few years trying to replace artifacts of her memory, I found, bought & gave her a Sweetheart Badge of WW2, pictures of York, uk .. the list is endless. Though she was insured mum said it was like living in a hotel room, everything was new. No history or memories.
This evening I uncovered a jewel! I have some old photographs I am scanning to send. I asked mum about the one with the Spaniel, when was it taken?
This image was taken in about 1943. Michael is the name of the spaniel. Michael was onboard the first ever flight dropping leaflets on Germany early in the war. His owner, SQD Leader Harry Duddon on a later mission without Michael was shot down and held POW in Stalag lll the infamous Nazi camp.
Mum was the carer of Michael till his release. I never knew this until this evening. I am amazed and very proud.
Thank you for looking.