Although I knew the exact location of the house at 1755 London Road, I was never sure where George and Grandma’s house was. The situation was complicated because they had moved from place to place before ending up in this Essex suburb. To my knowledge no one else in my family had ever moved – why would they? But my maternal grandparents had moved from somewhere in Kent where my grandmother ran a boarding house, to somewhere else where she ran a shop. My only memory of the boarding house – apart from not liking it for reasons I cannot remember – is of stairs with linoleum instead of carpet and the frosted glass panel above the front door with the name of the house – ‘Rocklands’ – visible from the stairs in reversed lettering.