Recalling the days of the school knickers
You recently asked if we had any stories about navy blue school knickers.
When I attended the Great Yarmouth Technical High School in the late 1950s, our school knickers were dark brown, as our uniform colours were blue and brown.
Sometimes on a winter’s afternoon the girls in my class were sent cross-country running around the country lanes bordering the school, wearing our blue school blouses and brown knickers.
The teacher stayed in the warmth of the staff room. If it was a really cold day we would take a short cut across the fields onto the main Lowestoft Road back to school.
Being teenage girls we particularly enjoyed the hoots and whistles from the passing lorry drivers! Our teacher never knew. but wondered why we were so flushed when we returned to school.