World War 2 Stories for Sheffield

Judith Taylor 

Gamekeeper to the Duke of Wellington

By actiondesksheffield

People in story: Judith Taylor
Location of story: Basingstoke
Background to story: Civilian



This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Bill Ross of the ‘Action Desk – Sheffield’ Team on behalf of Judith Taylor.

I was born in 1941 and my family lived in Basingstoke. My grandfather was a gamekeeper to the Duke of Wellington at Stratfield. From the age of two, I often stayed with my grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Passingham.

On the estate was a railway, presumably for transporting munitions and I spent a lot of time by the railway. I believe I became its mascot. My parents died long ago.