Re­call­ing the days of the school knick­ers

Let's Talk - - POSTBAG - WENDY WALKER Gor­leston Nor­folk

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.

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