This is me age 9 on holiday in Scotland with my cousin Lance. He was 19 and he joked and laughed all through his life. For some reason he always called me “Tatie” and his favourite trick was to grab me, lift me above his head and run into the small yard where the dustbins […]
This is me as a toddler, the lady is my Auntie Floss my Mums eldest sister who was like a Gran to me. She came to our shop and took me out in my push chair to the allotments almost every day. The car in the background is our first car, an Austin 7 Box. […]
After owning several toasters and not being pleased with any I decided to save up for a Dualit. I then shopped around and found a retailer online offering a great deal. I took a deep breath flashed my credit card and just 48 hours later my toaster arrived. It was beautifully packed and just so […]
After a childhood without accidents and just the usual childhood illnesses. I was fifteen and had never even been inside a hospital. I spent all my school holidays working in Woolworths in Leeds. I wore the green cotton overall (which wrapped around me at least twice) as I worked a till in the upstairs supermarket. […]
I saw the advertisement on tv with the single Dad sending the two children with these in their lunchboxes and decided to try them. They really live up to the name “thins”. More like skeletons was my first thought. If you pack them with filling they are ok. If you are trying them for the […]
This was a very imposing building with a rooftop playground. It was the only school my father attended and the playground was mostly used for “drill” not play. We had to pass it to visit my Grandma and it seemed a scary place to me. Just further up the road the high stone walls of […]
This is Benjamin Talbot an ancestor who invented the Talbot Tilting Furnace. It revolutionized the Iron and Steel Industry. When we drove past Middlesbrough and the sky was alight I never knew it was a cousin who owned a part of it.
Yes I know I’m struggling a bit here but my school badge was a daisy (Silver Royd means daisy field) we were known as the daisy girls. I personally think that was why Mary Quant used it for so many of her designs. a daisy is just so 1960’s to me.
He has been more trouble than all my other dogs put together!
This was our local Cinema, The Lyric. I went each week for years. sometimes to the matinee on a Saturday but mostly in the evening. Dad took me to see Norman Wisdom and John Wayne. My cousins took me to see Rock Hudson Doris Day and James Garner. Mum never took me at all. She […]