In 1939, the Robbins children who had remained in India arrived in the family home in Radford and for the first time met their four youngest siblings who had been born in Coventry….

“What are days for?
Days are where we live. 
They come, they wake us 
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in: 
Where can we live but days?”          [‘Days’ by Philip Larkin]
Radford Common (1939)

Radford Common (1939)

The future may not have been set, but I guess this is one of the earliest photographs of my Mum in what would become my hometown…

One response to “Days…

  • Paddy Eastwood

    Hi John,

    What a wonderful photo! Are you able to identify all the children? I think Auntie Jennifer is the one missing as she was the youngest and might not have been born yet. I believe my Dad is shading his eyes.


    Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 12:02:52 +0000 To:

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