Roger Moore’s memories of 1940. He was later a pupil at Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School.
“I have a vivid childhood memory of the winter of 1940 when I was living in Amersham in Buckinghamshire, as it was one of the coldest I’ve ever experienced. We were gathering conkers and baking them in the oven to harden them when the temperature started to drop. It got colder and colder until the lake at Shardeloes, a nearby 18th century country house, froze over and people skated on it. There was an enormous amount of snow and plenty of tobogganing – I’ll always remember how much fun it was.”
Extracted from Bond on Bond: The Ultimate Book on Over 50 Years of 007 by Roger Moore, out 22nd October 2015 in paperback, priced £20.00 (Michael O’Mara Books).