|"Friday night was a big night in Hamilton" : the Golden Mile during the 1940s|
Recalls Monte Carlo milkbar and its ice cream.
"But we only had that if we went over the river into town...to go to town was to go over the old traffic bridge and to go into town, which was, you were very lucky".
"Friday night was a big night in Hamilton, everybody sort of stood around the old Pascoes building, and Woolworths, you couldn't get near it and then most, if we were lucky, went off to the pictures"
Discusses picture theatres,
"Everyone in the street just sort of emptied out round about five, ten, five to eight, and that was the time to go to the pictures. No, it was exciting, nothing else much to do"
Mainly used to walk or catch a bus,
"Then later on when we got boyfriends and things, sometimes the lucky ones were allowed to borrow their father's car, but mainly it was the boys who had the fathers' cars, not the girls"
Safe to walk home in the dark.