'I paired up with a girl of questionable character!'

Elizabeth Court Reminisce About Friendships

By Lu Pearson

Photo:Elizabeth Court Reminiscence Group Members

Elizabeth Court Reminiscence Group Members

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

The group members remember their childhood friends.

'I lived in a rough quarter of East London and I paired up with a girl of 'questionable character!' who lived nearby, but we got on really well and she was a good friend.  However, she did end up on the streets but she was a girl with very kind heart'.


'(I) Didn't have one special friend we all kind of mixed together in a group'.


'I lived in Brighton and had to walk home at lunchtime from Coombe Road School, I lived in Eastbourne Road. My Mum was at home at dinner time. I remember one time being told off and I went out to play, my mum wanted me to learn the piano. I fell into a wasps nest and ran all the way home over the fields. When I got home I was rinsed down in vinegar'.


'I met my friend at high school and then we worked together in a shop in London Road'.


'Everyone knew each other it was all friendly and we'd help each other out'.


The Elizabeth Court Reminiscence sessions were facilitated by WRVS volunteers Rod Patterson and Lyn Strong.

This page was added by Lu Pearson on 08/05/2009.

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