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Dear Jane,


First of all, congratulations on your excellent web-site, it puts many so called professional web-sites to shame.


I grew up in Cottingham (1940 to 1953 period), lived at Frogs Island and No. 8 Ripley Road. Now live in Kettering - retired.


How about this - Looked at your Scout photo (from over 50 years ago) and immediately recognised several people. Went to the V.E. event today and didn't recognise a single face!


Whilst delving into some old negatives for any Cottingham photos I might have (photography was my hobby at the time), surprise surprise, there is the negative of the Scout group which is on the web-site. Presumably taken with my camera on a tripod with the self-timer, I still can't remember the occasion, but then it was over 50 years ago!



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David has provided lots of information about life in Cottingham, including some wartime memories, photographs and



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