I READ in your paper with great interest the article regarding the two girls who had been evacuated and who subsequently died in the Trowbridge bomb raid. I wanted you to know the girls were remembered by my family.
They were buried in Trowbridge cemetery in the same week as my brother and in the grave next to him. Graham was aged 11 at the time of his death, I was six.
The two girls had a beautiful wooden cross on their grave with their names and dates on. One of the families always sent money each year for the upkeep – to where, I don’t know. 
A man known as Pop Maidment worked in the cemetery and would tend the grave, keeping it tidy. My sister told me years later that the girls had been bombed out. The money stopped coming from the family after 12 years.
I would visit the cemetery with my eldest sister Phyllis Lovell (nee Robinson) who tended my brother’s grave. We always put flowers on the girls’ grave as well as my brother’s and she would tidy it up when needed. Phyllis continued to do this until she died in 1990.
In 1953 my father passed away and was buried in the same grave as Graham. A new headstone was added and as the girl’s cross was in a poor state a new cross was added at this time as well. Unfortunately, the graves were vandalised.
Following the death of my mother in 1974, she was buried in the same grave as Graham and my father. Again we added a new stone to our family grave and as a family we clubbed together to renew the girls’ cross, only for the graves to be vandalised again. It was decided after this second attack that the graves would be grassed over to enable easier maintenance. 
I lived out of the area from 1960 and returned finally in 1982, although keeping in touch with family and visiting Trowbridge on numerous occasions. 
If the British Legion would like to get in touch with me through the Wiltshire Times I would be happy to donate a small sum of money in memory of my family and in remembrance of the girls.
Edna Jones (nee Robinson)