The reunion was organised as part of the Haltwhistle Walking Festival, and some of the war babies
and their relatives went on the seven-mile round walk with Maureen and co-organiser Marjorie Baillie, viewing once again the countryside that was their wartime garden.
The War Babies
and the Silent Generation are, not surprisingly, the groups least likely to have recently moved or be moving.
COVENTRY war babies
reunion - were you born in the city between 1939 and 1945 and would you like to enjoy a war babies
Many children have grown up without knowing their fathers, while others have managed to trace their GI roots through a number of help groups that have been created to reunite war babies
with their fathers.
In all, 4,500 war babies
came into the world at isolated Gilsland, close to the county's border with Cumbria, between 1940 and 1945.
TODAY Hazlewood Castle is a peaceful and plush hotel, but 70 years ago it echoed to the screams of new-born war babies
AS part of the Haltwhistle Spring Walking Festival, I am organising a War Babies
Nostalgia walk on April 27 starting and finishing at the Gilsland Spa Hotel.
Mr Newns said: "Many of the members are war babies
and have since left the group.
Now all those war babies
are present and correct and giving their veteran hero dads a few sleepless nights.
We saw baby booms after the war, with men returning to their families again, which resulted in a population surge that carried on into the Sixties, as the post- war babies
grew up and then created their own baby boom.
They were among 157 refugees comprising 22 families, in- cluding three war babies
, who were airlifted from Macedonia.