Betty Ackland

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Betty remembers her early life and coming to Kemble aged 3

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Betty recalls bunking off school and being sent to a home in Malvern aged 11

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Betty's memories of the home in Malvern and visiting her mother and stepfather

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Betty remembers seasonal employment picking fruit & vegetables

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Betty recalls working for Taylor's Ford dealership in Gloucester

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Betty reflects on living in the Barton area

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Betty remembers learning to swim in gravel pits at Kemble & seeing the sea for the first time aged 11

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Betty's memories of her cars and moped

A Charter Court resident remembers a difficult childhood and her working life

By Paul Evans

Betty was born in Highgate workhouse, coming with her mother and stepfather to live at Kemble when she was 3 years old.  In conversation with Gwynne Brown, Betty remembers a childhood that wasn't easy, seasonal jobs, and then working at Taylor's Ford dealership firstly in Worcester St and then in Bristol Rd.  She reveals her feelings about living in the Barton area.

Betty is photographed with Elvis.

This page was added by Paul Evans on 18/01/2014.