I remember the 50's - Sunday school was in a hall just off Copland road all the children went each sunday as a matter of course great days and great days out every year, we were given a brown bag with sausage rolls ,sandwiches , they usually hired a church hall for when we got to where ever we were going and we were also given tea, great days with great memories. Parkholm hall sunday school
Growing up in a small mining community in the 40s and 50s was a worlds away from todays standards. I never had to walk more than 200 yards to school in all my ten years there. However, I remember helping to make mats: cutting up the 'clippings', and washing days. No electric washer, I took my turn with the poss-stick. Extra money could be earned 'putting in' loads of coal usually at the rate of two bob [10P] a load. We also had almost the whole countryside to play in - what an adventure. Things were not that bad.
I do remember the 50's (just) and the 60's ( quite a bit ) although we do say they were the good old days were they ?? children dying to now curable illnesses, conscription ( maybe not a bad thing but at the time I thought so )we do take so much of the modern world for granted, but it was only 50 years ago that we still had rationing and only 1 b/w tv channel, nostalgia says they were great times but reality says they werent. I still miss the 60's though.