This is a story of Eldon James Mackridge’s life starting in South London during WWII and being forced out of his family home in London by Hitler. Then his experiences in Norfolk with local relatives, country folk and American airmen. His struggles with school work. And returning home to post war South London. The joys of being a choirboy, cub scout, newspaper boy, and keen cyclist. His first job is an engineering apprentice, before joining the British Army and travelling overseas to Libya and Kenya which was a great education in its self. Returning to the UK to become a Personnel Manager, a Special Constable for two Counties and Clerk to local parishes councils. Forming his own company, and then ending up as a self-employed chauffeur. His experiences as a Freemasonry. Finally his retirement and being honoured with the Freedom of the Town of Haverhill, Suffolk.