close this bookA Teenage Salvationist in the 1940s
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Entertainment and Socialising

Had a lot of spare time in comparison to teenagers today; reading, listening to radio

Not allowed to attend dances " family were very strict about that", went to

church socials, movies with workmates

"Radio was very important because that was your entertainment at home";

plays, serials, music

Read novels from Frankton library

Did not do a lot of dating; a lot of boys had gone away to war; lack of transport had

an effect.

A lot of activity during war in Hamilton; Airforce, YMCA voluntary canteen, Church

Only a few American service men in Hamilton