Did you play with your children and what games did you play?
Well we used to play … we used to play coloured dominoes, we used
to play games with cards, Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, everything that we
could play, we used to play. And on a Sunday, Sunday morning, their dad
used to take them out, every Sunday morning, didn’t matter whether
hail, rain, shine or blow, he used to take them out every Sunday
morning and he used to make them walk for about at least an hour or an
hour and a half. And if it were fine they used to go into bluebell
woods, and all like that.
Did you have any pets at home?
We used to have a dog. We don’t like cats, but we used to like dogs.
What were the dogs called?
Well, we had one called Lassie, and then we had one called Prince and then we had another one called Scruffy.
Did you have a family schedule and did the children help around the house?
No, not really. They used to do errands, because you could let your
children out then and not be afraid to send them to the shop, you know?
But they weren’t shops like supermarkets, nearly every corner had a
shop so you used to shop at the corner shop. You didn’t go to
supermarkets, which were handy because you could just say ‘well I need
some bread’ and you could just say, ‘here, take this money and just go
get me a loaf of bread’ and they’d just go down to the street and get a
loaf of bread. Only when they got older they were made to tidy their
room up because if they didn’t it were piled in the corner til I got
fed up of seeing it.