We had an e-mail recently from Cathy Green, who some long term residents may remember as Cathy Gillies.
Cathy’s family moved to Milford on Sea in 1949 when she was 2. They lived in a converted coach house at Newlands Manor, until the family open ‘Gillies’ a sweet shop and tobacconist . I used to live at 60 High Street. (next door to Gwen’s). Cathy lived above the shop until she left Brockenhurst College at 18. Her parents finally retired to a house in Whitby Road.
Cathy recalls two current and eminent village residents; Gwen Peden, and also Freda 'Lieuty' Cheney MBE of the Girl Guides and Royal British Legion.
If anyone remembers Cathy and would like to contact or share some memories with her, please drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will pass it on.