Posted: 19/05/2016 at 10:43
The good old days?? because we knew no better, that was it, Some had warm comfortable lives many lucky to have one hot meal a week. Some slept head to tail in crowded beds I had my own bed and listening to school friends thought it would be fun living as they did. Rickets were rife, Iron Lungs incurable diseases, happy days for the few misery for many. The 11 plus my parents could afford the uniforms and kit many could not, some of my friends left school to work at twelve to thirteen, intelligent kids, parents needed the money.
I go bonkers when someone writes about the good old days on my Local History Board, longing for Street Houses, one fire coal, one tap cold and no bath have they had a more miserable time since I ask. What happened to Mars Bars they neither look nor taste as they did in my youth when I would slice them very thinly and slowly enjoy each piece that was heaven on earth. No fat kids during sweet rationing.