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"Apart from that, how did you enjoy the play?"

"Apart from that, how did you enjoy the play?"

"Apart from that, how did you enjoy the play?"

Tim Coghlan recently met George Smith, the now 96-yearold former working boatman and briefly the first husband of Sonia Rolt.

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Sometime in 1946, and with the war well behind her, the former Idle Woman and working boat-woman Sonia Smith received some exciting news when she collected her mail at Hawkesbury Junction, a focal point for the Midlands canals, lying as it did a little to the north of Coventry. There was a letter from an old girlfriend from her pre-war acting days, who had just landed her first big role in a West End theatre production. Would Sonia like to come to the first night, which was now only a few days away?

 

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