b'The Red House at Pocklington was damaged by aSaturday for sixpence, a cup of cocoa and a piece of plane crashing into it [at the corner of Garths End andcake. Yapham Road], which knocked the top storey off it [itKen served his electricians apprenticeship at Fred remains a bungalow to this day]. Kirks in Pocklington, then moved to Eric Lees after At school, there was a small room for the Infants,National Service. A van would come round the village then one large class room for the other two classes,to collect the radio batteries for recharging, and deliver where the teachers taught side by side. There was athe recharged ones for the week, at a cost of maybe coke stove, with a big fireguard, and older boys werefourpence. If anyone could afford a third battery, then allowed to stoke it and empty out the ashes ontothat could be taken into the shop if the recharged one the road side. There were radiators, but it was neverran out before the van came round again.really warm. Horlicks was served in special mugs withKen remembers that he used to go round to Mrs nursery rhymes on them, atpenny a day. Later onRileys and sit and listen to Happydrome and Vera there was milk in small third pint bottles. Mr RhodesLynn on the radio. But you had to be very quiet, as the had a car and sometimes the boys asked if they couldbattery started to fade and the sound got quieter and clean it, to get out of lessons. They would sneak intoquieter. the drivers seat and pretend to drive it. Mr RhodesThese words from a song that used to be sung on daughter had a Morris, beige with a black top, whichHappydrome act as a fitting finale:she twice crashed into the gates across WorsendaleShush! The radios on. by the chalkpit.Listen before the battery`s gone. Mrs Salmons - Manor Farm - was where firstWe three from Happydrome, Ken, then Norman Gibson, then Avril Gibson [bothMembers of the BBC, evacuees from Hull] cleaned out the chickens on aThere`s Ramsbottom, Enoch, and me.Iron Age Pot-BoilersMike Pratt II certainly didnt have did a talk about backgardenthe answer apart from archaeology at theknowing that smooth Bolton Local Historyround stones do not Group in Novemberroutinely show up in the 2008. There was somegarden. discussion at the endWith questions to about the copiousanswer there seemed amounts of smoothto be suitable grounds cracked stone that Ito consult a geologist had found that had(something Id always been identified as thewanted to do anyway). remains of Iron AgeAn internet query pot-boilers.quickly revealed that One theory isthere was a Hull that smooth rounded stones were heated and thenGeological Society. I made email contact and I was dropped into a pot of liquid to warm it up rather thanobligingly put in touch with a member who lived putting the pot directly on the fire. Another theory isclose by on the Wolds. He agreed to visit and after that such stones were heated and used to roast fooda chat about the pot-boilers that I showed him and in a pit. Either way it would appear that the effect ofsubsequent email correspondence his conclusion was heating was to crack the stones eventually and theythat they could have come from the boulder clay that were discarded. It is certainly the case that I haventgeological maps show as underlying the village. As found any complete stones and some of them have amy archaeological excavations had revealed this at a redness that suggests that they were heated. depth of about 60 cms I had to agree that this was a Someone wondered where stones like this hadpossibility.come from and suggested that they might be seaAdding this to the developing picture, it appears washed, originating from the coast. Someone elsethat the Iron Age ditch I had discovered was a source thought that they could have been brought into theof clay for pottery manufacture and a source of the area by glacial action and be glacial erratics. stones needed to heat liquids in the pots that were It had not occurred to me to ask this question andproduced.374 BULLETIN 19'