'.....you could slide across them in leather soles'

Shelia's recollection of clothing from the way they wore series.

By Lu Pearson

Photo:Sheila as a child

Sheila as a child

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Photo:Sheila in WRAF

Sheila in WRAF

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Sheila went to Benfield Juniors and then onto Portslade Secondary Modern for Girls, which is now Portslade Community College.  She left there 1967, went to work for Sainsburys, until she joined the Women's Royal Air Force (W.R.A.F) in October 1969. She and Beryl are sisters.
Portslade Girls School

'I can remember going to senior school and thinking, God this place is big.  It was just one building - A block - Portslade Girls School.  I did like school.  I even liked Miss Hawkings. She taught science and biology.  She was a big lady, used to wear knitted suits and Jesus sandals and rode a scooter.  Her voice just told you everything, we wouldn't take the mickey out of her.  She remembers me because I used to take care of the guinea pigs and rabbits'.

Portslade Secondary Modern

'When you got to 13 or 14 years old, you were allowed to wear stockings.  I remember the parquet floors, you could slide across them in leather soles.  I went up with lots of the Primary children to Portslade Secondary Modern and had a grey and yellow uniform'.


Special thanks to Trevor Povey who acted as the series Historian.

The reminiscence facilitators during these sessions were Imogen Christie and Nicola Benge.

This page was added by Lu Pearson on 06/06/2009.

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