From The Norwich Gazette, circa 1990
Edith and Doug, February 1946
Both of my parents liked to write things down. I would say Edith produced and published more stories - some in children's books and public school readers, 1970s and beyond - and Doug generally wrote with the village of Norwich in mind (and much about his days in the navy, WW2).
The following is likely from the 1990s but Brenda Stone might know more about that. Lots of Norwich family names pop up in this column:
The newsprint is yellowing with time
Skimp Smith is mentioned in another story related to the time my father signed up for the RCNVR during World War II. It appears in a book re Doug's navy memoirs. Skimp, in a sense, lit a fuse under Doug and he enlisted shortly after a significant conversation near the Norwich Co-op.
The "large picture of a Cunard liner" that Doug acquired is now in my possession. He didn't say so, but I think he wanted that picture because it related to a frightening incident that occurred as he travelled by ship toward S. England to do more training aboard landing crafts before the Dieppe Raid.
The picture is called "Passing the Needles" and depicts
a Cunard liner cruising west passed the Isle of Wight
Skimp and the liner will receive full play at another time.