Una’s story gets a new chapter

Una Jenkins has writen a book about her life and her experiences while living in the village of West Row during the WW2.

Una Jenkins has writen a book about her life and her experiences while living in the village of West Row during the WW2.

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WHEN Una Jenkins released her first book, West Row Girl, in 2007, readers kept asking her the same question – what happens next?

Inspired by that response, Una, 83, is preparing to release her follow-up, West Row Girl In War Time, later this month.

Picking up the thread from her first book, which documented her experiences as a young girl in the Suffolk countryside from 1936 to 1945, the latest release tells the story of how West Row attempted to recover from the horrors of World War Two.

Una says West Row did not escape the war’s far-reaching effects.

“It’s a not history of the war, it’s about the people who were affected. It’s the story of my life but also of the people in West Row. I grew up during the war – I was 17 when it finished – and it played a big part in my life.”

The book includes details of Una’s time at Mildenhall Secondary School and the start of her relationship with Don, who she married at the age of 20.

A book launch for West Row Girl In War Time will be held at West Row Church Hall next Saturday, November 19. Una will be on hand to sign copies.

The book is dedicated to the airmen from West Row who died during the war.