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WWII child returns to birthplace after 70 years
A LADY who was born in Beaconsfield during the war after her mum was evacuated from London has returned and met with the family who she was stationed with.
Hazel Bird knew very little about her childhood but as a present for her 70th Birthday she was able to return to her birthplace.
With the help of Beaconsfield Town Council clerk, Margaret Mathie, and town crier, Dick Smith, Mrs Bird was able to return to her former home.
One of the only pictures she has of her parents, as her mother sadly died when she was just ten, is of the family in Bekonscot Model village.
During her return to Beaconsfield they visited the model village and an emotional reunion was even made with the daughter of the family she lived with, who can still remember Hazel being born.
Mrs Bird said: "It was very emotional, I cried and cried at times, but it was one of the best celebrations for me.
"I had very few memories of Beaconsfield apart from a smell, which I couldn’t quite remember, but I recognised it straight away from the local newsagents.
"It was so nice to meet with the daughter of the Benyon’s who looked after us- I cannot believe she remembered me.
"I am so thankful for all the work of Margaret and Dick who took us around the area and allowed me to find more out about Beaconsfield."
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