Life was difficult for many people immediately after World War Two, but particularly for those who had been forced out of their homeland and had to learn a new language, earn a living, build a home.
Attending other people's weddings...
...soon got people asking about your own (this one was held in Weobley as the Foxley chapel was not registered for such ceremonies)...
Image: Weobley wedding car
Glamorous girls became wives
...which led to a baby...
One baby was a handful...
Image: site author being fed apple puree
...let alone more babies...
...and some mothers still managed to stay glamorous
Image: Greta Garbo was showing at cinemas
Sometimes an older child would look after a younger one
Image: Looking after baby brother by the bins
Children played together
Image: Peering through flowers with Stasia
A birthday party.
Image: kids' parties
Often children were "minded" by an older boy
Image: Minder and kids
Sometimes a rich relative would donate a children's toy (as in this rocking horse)
Image: Rocking horse
Some children left the camp early on when their parents emigrated (the lad on the left here went to America)
Children were often very happy
Image: Smiling girls
...although sometimes there was reason to cry
Children often had "formal" photos taken at certain ages
Image: Peter and Elizabeth
Children played with anything to hand - a steering wheel...
Image: Playing with a steering wheel
...or with ants on the concrete path...
Image: chasing ants
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