Hello again, Margo!
It's so great you have joined us!
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, but if it's any consolation, you will have all sorts of friends, connections and memories here on this ex-NCH forum now. :-)
Yes, I remember Virginia Erskine too. I am hoping to make a connection with Anne Quinn, but so far no luck. Any information you have about her would be wonderful.
I think you must have been a brave lass to climb one of the trees in the middle of the Oval! I sat under those trees many a time, but wouldn't have dared to climb one for the simple reason they were in full view of all the houses, the block, and Mr Shutt's house! This didn't stop me climbing up Stumpy, and other trees in the Boys Woods however--out of sight, out of mind! :-)
Generally, I get back to the UK once every two years--having to make allowances for the fact that I now have close family in Norway too, so Norway is next on the agenda for me.
Would love to have more connection with you, and I have sent you a private message with my email address. I use skype and facebook too, so there are a number of possibilities.
All the best,