|Memories of candy floss : summer and winter shows in the 1950s|
"It was quite a ritual on Saturdays that you starched your petticoat ..... and it dried absolutely stiff as a board. It wasn't very comfortable to wear but the fuller your skirt, I think the more the boys liked you"
Details how your stockings always ripped on the skirts,
"If you did have a date and you came home with a boy in a car and he kissed you goodnight at the gate, the petticoat was such a nuisance it was so big, and I can remember actually pulling it off and throwing it in the back seat. And that was a very adventuresome thing to do in those days"
Men always wore white shirts, ties and sports coats. Talks about her first pair of trousers,
"My mother heartily disapproved of them, let me wear them, but only when Dad was at work `cos he did not believe in women wearing pants"
Talks about wearing hats. Gives details about hair styles, not much make-up around. Mentions the advent of pantihose. Remembers bodgies as having longer hair,
"..... which was quite unusual because there was no way boys had long hair"
Mentions The Beatles.