I have mentioned the above in the past, but as today is market day that was a trigger for yet another little story. During World War 2 Kempton Park was a reception camp for German Prisoners of War. The POWs were carried to Kempton Park Station in steam trains. Always as the trains approached Hampton Station the driver would blow the trains whistle to indicate the train was not stopping. That was the signal for us kids to run to the level crossing and wave our fists at the POWs. I don't think I can remember any of them smiling. On the Upper Sunbury Road it was all barbed wire and armed sentries, nobody was allowed to stand on the pavement near the camp. However, one of the POWs who arrived at Kempton Park, some years later, become one of my greatest friends. I can Honestly say, he was one of the nicest people I have ever met, he is sadly missed. Before the War he and an English girl, who was from Hampton had married and were living in Germany. After the War he and his wife decided to settle in Hampton. He was a Geologist so was welcomed as Head of Science at one of our local schools. Does anyone know who I am talking about? Regards. Bryan

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