AT the age of 90 most people are content to pass on their tales of old to their family and friends.
But not Ernest Fuller, of St Agathas Road, who after nine decades living in and around Pershore has penned a second book about his own life and those of other characters in the town.
The collection of tales, Journal cut-outs and even some “mucky” poems is titled Pershore God Help Us and follows Mr Fuller’s first book Pershore People and Poems.
“It could be called from the workhouse to the palace,” said Mr Fuller. “I actually spent time in the workhouse in Pershore in 1928 and later when I was in the Army I served in an Italian palace.
”The book is about my life and other people’s. It includes lots of quotes from the Evesham Journal as well.” Although he has lived in Pershore since the age of five, Mr Fuller was born in a house in Cowsden, near Upton Snodsbury. “We moved to Pershore in 1928 to the workhouse,” he recalls.
“We lived in a thatched cottage in Cowsden and one day the farmer and Lord Coventry came to the house.
Later, we were made to leave. My mother and my younger brother and I went to the workhouse.
“Then my father had a house in Bridge Street. I went to Pershore High School but I left at the age of 14. I worked as a market clerk until I went into the Army in 1942. I was a D-Day veteran and served in France and Germany. I went to Austria and Italy and I became a clerk at the Palace of Caserta in Italy.”
Mr Fuller left the Army in 1947 and began working at an egg-packing station in Pershore. He finished his working life growing and selling fruit and vegetables and went on to be involved with life in the town.
“I am pleased with the book,” he added. “It’s quite funny in some parts.”
The book is currently available from Sedgeberrow Books, High Street, Pershore, and is priced at £8.99.