Tony Vince – A PRINT FROM THE BOOK ‘A TIME TO FIGHT’. A very special limited to one single print only. Signed on the bottom right in a bronze metallic Sharpie.
Tony Vince was born in December 1939 and lived with Mum and Dad, his brother and sister in Wandsworth, west London during World War II.
The Anderson shelter arriving at the house and being installed in the back garden was an exciting time. A huge hole was dug and the corrugated sheets were put in place. He also remember the Morrison shelters, which were metal cages, and installed under the living room table. In the event of an air raid you either hot-footed it to the shelter or hot-footed it under the table. When the siren went, Tony would get out of bed, if he had time he would put on a rain jacket, go downstairs, put on his Wellington boots and head down the garden path. In the shelter were two beds and some candles, and the door was shut behind them. After an air raid Tony could not wait to go up to Wandsworth Common with his family and friends, looking for bits of bomb casings, commonly know as shrapnel. He used the shrapnel as currency, swopping them for comics and sweets.
‘I look back with fond memories at a childhood of lovely family life. The war was a time of adventure and excitement as a child.’