She's a born storyteller and a pleasure to spend time with. Brilliantly, she also used to leave little notes in the pockets of the Sailors Uniforms she manufactured during WW2. A second helping of stories from Brenda, who I spoke to way back in the first episode. His tales feature overcoming a disability, a musical youth, a brushmaking apprenticeship, hospital radio, rubbing shoulders with showbiz royalty; Bud Flanagan, Norman Wisdom and even playing onstage with Old Mother Riley. Her life story is fascinating, starting in in South Shields. And she's saved the best stories for the second installment.
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Born in in Budapest, Hungary, Peter was only a young child when he was separated from his parents when war broke out. Raised amongst the Mayan Indians, his tale features deadly snakes, surfing on molten lava, adventures on cruise ships, the Guatemalan elections, hidden crocodiles and not just one but TWO pet monkeys! I went to Abergele in North Wales to meet Joe, A Jewish boy under the heel of the Nazis and then, after the war, the Communist regime, he went on to play a role in the attempted Hungarian revolution of She was a pleasure to chat with from start to finish.