Memories of Marsworth from lrena Sokolowska - nee Bartoszewicz
Irena was 11 years old and was living at Wing Hostel near Leighton Buzzard, for children alone and later for families. It wasn't till her father had found work that they were able to get family accommodation together at Site 8, Marsworth. She used to be taken to the Polish school at Marsworth by Father Zmikowski until his tragic death in a road accident.
Irena met her husband Marian at one of the many dances organised at Marsworth. The dances would regularly take place at a hall (a barrack) down the hill on the left from the village pub.
These dances and social events were opportunities for the many young single men and women to meet and form long lasting friendships and marriages - some reaching 50 years together.
She moved from Wing in 1955 to Luton then Dunstable They married in 1957.