|"I thought I'd learnt everything at 15 ; "a teenager during the 1940s|
"Looking back now they probably sacrificed quite a great deal for the slight enjoyment that we had as children which was going to the matinee at the pictures and looking forward to that each week on a Saturday afternoon, not so much for whatever the picture was, but for the serial of Flash Gordon"
Didn't realise until later but father only had 3 days work per week before the war. Didn't seem to miss out on anything.
What they called a party night then was quite different from now, without alcohol being important. You played music, games and pranks for fun [describes].