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Mum would give Jack some tea

I have recently received a cutting from the Guardian from a friend with the article about Paper Jack.

Paper Jack would knock on our door and ask mum to make him a jug of tea. He provided his own tea in a screw of paper. My mother would give him a cake to have with his tea.

Here is a picture of me and my two brothers with Paper Jack as he drank his tea. I am the oldest boy in the picture. Paper Jack is sitting on the bank opposite our house in Plough Lane.

The houses in the lane are part of the high view estate which had just been built in 1929. Croydon Aerdrome was at the end of the road.

My father had recently retired from Croydon Police after 25 years.

Submitted by Goeff King, Crowsley Way, Sonning Common, Reading

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