Residents enjoy the VE day (Victory in Europe) street party celebration on Burnsfield Estate, Chatteris

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  • Correspondence has been received off site from a Tony Kass who was an evacuee to Chatteris from London in 1944. After a spell with an elderly brother & sister host, where the intrusion of a lively 10 year old boy caused some problems, he found happiness with Mrs Robinson and her grown-up daughter at 24 Burnsfield Street.

    In his time there Mrs Robinson had the unenviable task of informing Tony of the death of his 16 year old brother in a London air raid and he has always been aware of the sympathy and friendliness with her family. Returning home at the end of the war he has always retained a soft spot for Chatteris and, though now probably too late to thank Mrs Robinson, he would still like to express his gratitude to her family and the people of Chatteris who made him so welcome.

    Tony was back at home for the VE parties and has no recognition of the Dorothy Robinson (on the left edge of the above photo) or Stanley (boy seated at the right table) named but it is thought she could be possibly be another visiting daughter or daughter-in-law and a grandson?

    If you knew Tony or have memories of the Robinsons or other Burnsfield families at the end of the war please add your comments below.

    By Bill Cooke (22/02/2015)

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