close this book"If there was trouble at school I was always in it" : primary school during World War II
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Meeting other teenagers

"Pascoes corner - that was the meeting place for everybody. We used to walk up and down and ogle at the girls and they ogled back"

Even though he was at a co-oed school the classes and assembly were separated between boys and girls.

"The dances was the way, or your brother or sister knew somebody. The girls used to sit on one side of the hall and the boys would sit on the other side, and then they'd be announced "Take your partners" and there would be a mad rush to get the partner you thought was appropriate. And then of course there was a hectic shuffle around to see whether you got the last dance with the right girl"

Often biked or walked home.