close this bookFarming folk in 1950s
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Hamilton

"As we got older, 16, 17 and that, we used to think it was a boring place, there was nothing to do"

Coffee bars just starting up, few restaurants, mentions Dolly Varden milkbar, Monte Carlo. Mentions 6 o'clock closing.

Discusses shops- H&J Courts, Milne and Choyce, Woolworths and McKenzies.

Remembers Garden Place as a car park, no parking meters.

Summer Show held in Claudelands, Winter Show at Winter Gardens (where Downtown Plaza is now).

Discusses shows.

Mentions school milk,

"I didn't have to have it, I hated it so I had a note to say I got plenty of milk at home"

Remembers the suburbs ending at Diocesan School.

No public transport out north.