Children who were in India during World War II were particularly privileged - in normal times, we would have been sent “Home” to school. But India was our home, and school in Darjeeling was a million miles from the repressive regime of school in England, to which were were returned in 1945. Holidays at Ging Tea Estate were among the happiest times - we roller-skated in the Tea Garden Buildings, marvelled at dead snakes produced for our admiration, and rode the tea garden ponies.
A wonderful place to be Child!
Jean Blackadder, nee Gordon