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Chapter 17: Going on Holiday by Car
I wanted to go on a holiday, and I wanted to travel by car. I approached Janet who also had an invalid car. She was all for it. I suggested going to the guesthouse in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent where we once stayed with the Rangers. Janet liked my suggestion. It required a great deal of planning in order to reassure our families and ourselves that we could do it. The journey was 82 miles from home. The best option was to travel on the A2 from the Blackwall Tunnel.
First we tried some long journeys. I suggested going to Southend for the day to visit my first Ranger captain who now lived in Shoeburyness. Stopping on the way, ...