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My nan, Lily Milton, was injured in the Gotha Bomber raid. She had just turned 16 on May 11 and was working in Gosnolds as an assistant. She was buried under a pile of rubble and bodies and her nose was broken among other injuries. The manager of the store paid for her to go to a convalescent home, where I believe he also went, as she had some psychological injuries too. When she was in her 80s a German man proposed to her at her sheltered accommodation. She was highly indignant at the cheek of the "Hun"!

Christine - Site owner Monday, 10 July 2017 00:43
I imagine her psychological injuries took a lot longer to heal than her physical ones. How nice that her employer paid for her recovery though, with no NHS back then, medical bills were quite expensive.
I chuckled at her proposal reaction, I guess if you have lived through that, you would never get over the hatred of the enemy.

Megan Johnson Thursday, 11 January 2018 09:07
My grandfather was Ernest Frederick Milton and my great grandfather was Henry Minter Milton so I am wondering if your Nan was related to them? From her age it seems possible she was a niece to my grandfather? Do you know the names of her parents? Henry Minter Milton had 10 children, 9 of whom seemed to have survived to adulthood, so perhaps it was one of them? I would be interested to hear anything about the Milton family and understand from Christine that there are lots of Miltons still in Folkestone

Dennis Nelson Tuesday, 6 February 2018 02:22
Jo, do you know if your nan had any brothers and sisters. My grandmothers sister was married to John Milton who owned a couple of fishing tackle and cutlery stores in Folkestone. One of them is on here somewhere and I have 1 of the other store at 12 Tontine St. I have many old photos including one with Olive, Lill, Nell and John from 1969 and one of John's wedding in 1921

Christine -Site Owner Wednesday, 7 February 2018 02:22
You must be related to Rosemary Milton then Dennis. She has written to me a couple of times in the past, telling me she was related to John Milton, and sent me a photo of his shop. I think she said he was her father. I haven’t heard from her in some time now though.

Jo Monday, 30 July 2018 15:39
Lily Milton was the daughter of Edward Milton, fish merchant, who lived in and had a small shop in South Street that was demolished following air raid damage. She had umptynine brothers and sisters - Ted, Jack, Wally, Chicks, Nellie, Dee, are some of them. There were eight of them. Lily outlived all of them and passed away in the early months of 1995 at the age of 93. There is a fishing tackle shop in Tontine Street that used to be run by Jack and a friend.

Jo Monday, 30 July 2018 15:39
Lily Milton was the daughter of Edward Milton, fish merchant, who lived in and had a small shop in South Street that was demolished following air raid damage. She had umptynine brothers and sisters - Ted, Jack, Wally, Chicks, Nellie, Dee, are some of them. There were eight of them. Lily outlived all of them and passed away in the early months of 1995 at the age of 93. There is a fishing tackle shop in Tontine Street that used to be run by Jack and a friend.
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