Nicholas Owen visits childhood home above charity shop close to his heart

Last week newsreader Nicholas Owen paid a special visit to The Children’s Trust Charity Shop in Cheam and the two-bedroom flat above where he lived 70 years ago.

The current occupiers, Jake and Kasia Thompson, were only too happy to show Nicholas around where they live with their one year old daughter, Isabella.

Nicholas brought a copy of his ID papers from 1947/48 with him to the visit which shows he lived there with his mother and father during that year.

Nicholas said: “It was fantastic to go back as I have a very distant memory of the flat. Jake and Kasia were extremely welcoming. Those who know me know that The Children’s Trust is very close to my heart so to find this link with the charity is extraordinary!           

“It was wonderful to pop in to The Children’s Trust shop to meet fantastic volunteers there. I had a lovely afternoon looking around and even lending a hand – it was great fun.” Nicholas Owen in The Children's Trust's charity shop with volunteer Barbara Parker and a copy of his ID papers

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