We lived in Wiston Close
In the 1950s we lived in Whitehawk, in the prefabs. I remember the neighbours being the Downards on one side, and the Eves on the other. Across the road opposite lived the Cooke family who emigrated to Australia, I remember the father of this family drove a lorry. There was the Hale family who lived on the corner of Wiston Close, Terry and Sandra were the children. Other families near us were the Constables, Charlie and Rodney, the Mascals and the Knights.
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Moved to the Bristol Estate
I went to the Infants School when I was three and remember having Cod Liver Oil and Orange Juice daily, and a nap in the afternoon. I also remember a teacher called Mrs Duchovsky and she always managed to make a screeching noise on the blackboard with her fingers; it really made your teeth go on edge. From Wiston Close we moved to the Bristol Estate.
Memories of a wonderful childhood
I remember going back when I was five or six and seeing all the prefabs boarded up ready for demolition to make way for the self build scheme. I remember the corn fields and Sheepcote Valley which had a football pitch at the bottom by the caravan site. There was also an old Army tank there which we used to play on. Just a few memories of a wonderful childhood.