Evacuee to sign book
October 08, 2010
A war time evacuee whose father was arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi spy has turned his adventurous life into a book which he will be signing at a military museum open day.
Richard Holdsworth, from Sonning, will be on hand at the REME Museum in Isaac Newton Road, Arborfield, open day Sunday, October 10, to share his experiences of living on rations during World War Two and surviving the hit and run raid by German bombers over Reading on February 10, 1943.
The book, called Six Spoons of Sugar in memory of the ration allocation during the war, tells Mr Holdsworth’s story. His dad was arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi spy because he had a map of Germany and was a fan of the German composer Wagner.
The book signing will be one of many events at the REME Museum’s Blitz Day between 11am and 3.30pm.
Tickets are £5 for adults and £4 for children.