Two months in and I love this project! It’s been a real blast down Memory Lane; remembering events and/or people I haven’t thought about in years.
I’ve been surprised by a number of things:
I write exactly as I think, without worrying too much about spelling and a correctly placed comma.
The more I’ve thought about the stories I want to tell, the more I’ve remembered.
Some names are obviously long forgotten.
Some names are only remembered by first name and where they worked – for example, Stevie from VASS (Visiting Aircraft Servicing Section).
Some names are only remembered by their nickname – for example, Taff (generic nickname for anyone from Wales), Geordie and Smithy.
The Internet has been an excellent resource for fact-checking and sourcing images. I suspect that If I still used Facebook, my research would have been a whole lot easier.