Childhood memories

Adrian Knight
Adrian Knight
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Adrian knight is 50-year-olds and hosts the Express FM breakfast show from the Arundel Street studio in Portsmouth every weekday morning. Adrian lives in Milton. Here he recalls some of his fondest memories.

· What’s your earliest childhood memory?

My earliest memory is of my grandparents’ cat. He was born in the same year as me and died when he was 19.

I used to lug him around everywhere when I was about two or three.

· What do you remember about your birthdays?

My mum baked me a cake in the shape of a big disco unit with two double decks and records made in icing for my 18th. I was also dumped by my girlfriend on the same day.

· How was school?

I really loved it. One teacher used to do after school activities for us, we played hockey and went canoeing and had a Christmas party.

· What did you get up to with your friends?

We used to play in fields near my house when I was about 11. One day we made a den and cut a piece of wire going through it – not realising what could happen. Later that night all the cows escaped. The guy I did it with ended up with two dozen cows in his back garden, which woke up the family!

I only owned up three years ago.

· What toys did you play with?

I loved Action Men, Meccano, and Lego. I made a hovercraft out of Lego once and it broke my heart when I dropped it and it broke.

· What did you watch on TV?

Blue Peter. I have no idea why, because I’m not creative at all, and Thunderbirds.

· What music did you listen to?

My first album was Relics by Pink Floyd. But I listened to pop music mainly. When punk came around I listened to the Sex Pistols and the Stranglers.

· Any clothes that stand out in your memory?

When I started DJing in the late 70s I had a suit made which was sparkly and gold, with a massive collar and puffy sleeves. I also had black kick flares with platform shoes, which I can’t believe I wore.

· What was the naughtiest thing you did?

My first wife and I stopped in a cafe and ordered food. They gave me a ticket for my order and my wife asked what it was for. I have no idea why, but I told her it was for a raffle, and when they called our number she shouted ‘I’ve won, I’ve won!’ The cafe was full of people laughing.