Victory's Children

by Victoria Seymour

book launch

Unitarian Church Hall, South Terrace, Hastings October 2010

'victory's Children' by Victoria Seymour, cover artwork by Juliette Dodd

 Timeless style from the war days

Timeless style from the war days

 

The raffles prizes combined luxury and austerity

The raffles prizes combined luxury and austerity

 

Victoria intoduces her grandaughter Hannah, who read out the story of  Ruby, the runaway evacuee

Victoria introduces her granddaughter Hannah,

who read out the story of Ruby, the runaway evacuee

Hannah, aged seven and three quarters, does her bit

Hannah, aged seven and three quarters, does her bit

 

Every good girl deserves chocolate cake. Hannah with Stephanie Mizon from the charity arm of the Co-operative Society, who sponsored the delicious party food for Age Concern

 

guests chatting together

...and do you remember when...?

 

 

Victoria tend to lose her head at her book launches,

(you can see it has almost gone in the picture on the right!) 

so her son came along to help with the book sales

Putting on the 1940s style

 

two guests absorbed in the book

Two party guests who couldn't put the book down!

 

Writer Richard Pitcairn-Knowles with the photographer of the Hastings Observer

Writer Richard Pitcairn-Knowles with the photographer

from the Hastings Observer

 

 

Runaway evacuee WWII Ruby Henderson and the writer Michael Bristow-Smith share memories

 

As Hastings popular and immediate previous mayor, Councillor Charlesworth, prepares to speak she misses the tea tray!

 

Mrs Charlesworth in full flow ( Victoria's cardigan from Tesco's Hip Hip Hooray Collection , spring 2010)

Mrs Charlesworth in full flow ( Victoria's cardigan from Tesco's Hip Hip Hooray Collection , spring 2010)

 

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