painted with a fire burning in the grate. They also supplied a small
round table with four chairs suitable for small children. Pamela and her
friends spent many happy hours playing there.
Some years later when we had our own boy and girl and were living in
Wembley we decided to make something similar.. We designed our own Wendy
House and thought it might prove popular with Vanessa and John. I
started work laying a foundation slab at the end of the garden. On this
we built the Wendy House using Breeze Blocks and bricks.
the time we had two surplus doors which the builders had discarded after
they had completed decorating our own house These doors were of no use
because they were slightly twisted but when I cut them into 4 equal
rectangles they made ideal Wendy house doors these became the door size
throughout the house
layout was arranged with the front door opening into a lounge from which
access lead into the kitchen which had a sink made from a plastic basin
all plumbed up with water from a small tank mounted in the roof space.
The kitchen had fitted tables and wall cupboards A cooker was
constructed of wood. The back door lead out of the house at the side. A
central chimney built of brick with a small brick fireplace.
have always thought this little house was the best thing we ever made
for the children for they spent hours playing out there, rain or shower.
They might not eat their supper in our own kitchen but if they were
given it in the little house it was always finished. Only trouble was
they would make mud pies and wash them down the sink drain blocking up
all the pipe work!
this time I was doing quite a lot of wrought iron work and needed
somewhere to store my steel bar & strip. So at the other side of the
garden I built a store shed to look like a church with a spire which
hinged down giving access to my steel bar within the steeple.
When we were living in Duffield, Derbyshire. I built a scale model