Hello, my name is Christine
Raines. I left Heacham in
1964. I had lived with my family, Mum, Dad
and brothers Michael and Paul at 2, Lords Lane,
not too far from the school.
I remember so
well the flood of 1953. My
Grandmother Proctor's day hut had floated over
to the other side of the railway crossing and
all that was left of their cafe on the beach was
the concrete step.
A few years later I
remember trudging up "Redgate Hill" in the snow
to get to Hunstanton School.
In later years, I walked to
the Heacham Station to get on the train to go
to King's Lynn Tech. every day, what fun,
I can see and smell the coaches as we speak. You
remember - that wonderful sounds and
feelings of scrambling for seats with your
friends on cold winter afternoons longing to get
home to tea. Wonderful memories of childhood,
teenage years and school friends.
I have kept
in touch with a few of them, recently
contacted Mike Pull in Holland through Heacham
On Line. I remembered him from his
Father's butcher shop in the village and going
there with my Mum nearly every day.
lovely people, Mr. and Mrs. German, Mr. Timothy,
the Bradfields, the Hammonds, the Dix's, Mr. and
Mrs. Diggins and Malcolm and the Goddard's just
to name a few.