I remember most of it but what I remember the last 3 hours is like looking through a fog. I know I made the walk off the dock and was hamming it up but don't think it wasn't tough ........... I was trashed ........
They are a snapshot of a bygone age and as these charming pictures from the Forties, Fifties and Sixties show, growing up in post-war Britain was an experience that would be unrecognisable to today's children.
It was a time when school dinners meant clearing your plate, however unappetising the food; playtime meant rough and tumble games and lessons involved learning to write using a slate and chalk...
And God bless Mummy and Daddy...Morning prayers led by teacher
Anyone for second helpings? A junior Fanny Craddock enjoys her work
Playing in the traffic: Trikes and cardboard cars teach road safety in 1939
Last straw: free school milk is a touchy subject today, but in 1953 it was essential
Down the hatch: Gargling for protection against flu at a Welsh school in 1938
Sticky wicket: No bails, but this would-be Geoff Boycott from 1964 has bought his own pads
A study in concentration: From the days when every school desk had a slate and some chalk
Little chefs: Youngsters get a patriotic lesson on the ingredients for Empire pudding
Blanket coverage: The open window suggests this was a treatment for tuberculosis
Rollerball: Grazes are part of the fun during soccer on skates
Bottoms up: A hard-headed approach to exercise
Plain fare: School meals were nourishing though the little girl doesn't seem too convinced