War in Prospect, 1930–1939
This chapter sets out the story of the Manning family from 1930 to the beginning of World War Two in 1939. It covers the time when Jenny Hockey’s father left school at the age of 16, his return from school to a new home with his mother in Bristol and his early employment as an apprentice in the family trade at a wholesale and retail drapers. Arthur Manning, David’s older brother, is working in a bank and moving to different branches. The chapter conveys the home life of her father, David, and the domestic life he shared with his mother, his hobbies and pastimes before the dramatic disruption of world war that impacted on the family, again.