How different life was back in the day
I have been reading the September issue and saw, in Discovery Days, Lakenham Speaks.
I was born in Lakenham 85 years ago. I was both christened and married at Old Lakenham Church. I also went to the 13th Norwich Girl Guides.
In April, 1947, our patrol won a competition and received a book called ‘Be Prepared’.
I still have that book and I wondered if there was still a Lakenham guides who would be interested in putting it in their archives. It even tells you how to wash up!
We won the competition for collecting the most jam jars. We sold them to Snellings fish shop on Hall Road. You could buy a jar of cockles for sixpence each!
I read in a national newspaper recently that you could make a stew using bones.
What a laugh. During the war, every Wednesday it was my job to bike to Alfies Butchers to get three pennyworth of marrow bones.
Alfies Butchers was on the corner of Hall Road and Southwell Road, opposite the Air Raid Post.
My dad would make a lovely stew for the family of six. He grew all his vegetables on his allotment. How different life is today.
Mrs FLOSSIE MILLS Winchester