close this bookFrom the Depression to the Ammunition Factory : teenage years in the 1930s and 1940s
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Attended Hamilton High School; took the academic course, French, Latin, English, history, geography, maths. Other option was a Commercial course. Science was more indepth for boys.

Loved school, got sick in fourth form, doctor made her leave school, had wanted to be a school teacher.

Made a lot of friends, one or two close friends who she had gone to primary school with, did most things with a large group of girls.

School friends were only part of her social circle because church friends also contributed to it.

Involved in drama, basketball, tennis, rounders, swimming.