‘Stories I never told my Mother’ was dreamt up by Simon Digby on the Oxford Tube coach somewhere between Hillingdon and Victoria in the summer of 2014.
Recently made redundant by the biggest supplier of baked beans in the UK, he was cast into a new role requiring a four hour daily commute into London. Determined to use his journey time in a constructive way, he started writing stories about growing up on Sydenham Road in Dublin in the sixties and seventies. The response to his stories from family and friends astonished him, invoking smiles, laughter and tears. More importantly, people wanted to write their own stories and create communities of common tales.
Personal and emotive, ‘Stories I never told my Mother’ provides a forum for memories and records social history in danger of being forgotten.