The House In London Road: 1.7

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The house at number 1755 London Road always loomed over our lives. It was a presence even stronger than our own house, a crowded inventory of many things that seemed to tell us who we were, a memory palace reaching far back in time to some ancient period of foundation. So at least it seemed to me as a child when every Saturday afternoon we made the journey from our house to London Road, stopping at Woolworths on the way.

One Saturday afternoon in Woolworths when I was still very small I became separated from my parents.