October 27, 2021

my mum had to leave TRE as she and my dad were not allowed to work in the same place

Judy tells us “In the war  my mother, who lived in Birmingham, had been destined to work at Bletchley Park, but her dreams were shattered when she was told she was being sent to TRE Malvern to work in the Drawing Office.

Around the same time, my father, from Bournemouth, went to Worth Matravers to work on radar housing equipment in aircraft.  He was then sent to Malvern when Worth Matravers was discovered by the Germans, and met my mother.

They were both billeted in cottages in the Malvern area, and bussed into TRE daily.

Once they had met and got married, my mum had to leave TRE as she and my dad were not allowed to work in the same place.  They were fortunate to be given a prefab in Pershore, then two years later a Ministry house nearby with beautiful views of Bredon Hill.

There, my childhood began, along with many other TRE children.  Dad never told us about his work, and mum just said her work wasn’t very interesting, so my sisters and I had no idea about how vital their work was.”

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