Claire’s Story

Claire Smith

Claire recalls that her grandparents ran a shop in Glisson Road off Mill Road, in Cambridge.
Claire’s mother went to work in the shop and was told on VE day– If you get your work done you can go and join the big gathering on Parker’s Piece.
Later, her mother married the boss’ son who was eventually to become Claire’s father. They took over the running of the business. When Claire was old enough, she too worked in the shop for a while until her parents thought she ought to “better herself” and train to do a more fulfilling job.