Sue Wright recall some of her fondest childhood memories. She’s a 40-year-old full-time mum and lives in Waterlooville.
What is your earliest childhood memory?
I was in my cot, I must have been about 18 months old, and I was picking the wallpaper off the wall.
I probably wasn’t very popular for that!
What do you remember about your birthdays?
I always remember having birthday parties with friends round. We played party games like pass-the-parcel and blind man’s bluff.
There was party food, little sandwiches, cakes and party rings.
How was school?
I didn’t enjoy school. It was much more disciplined than it is now though. I didn’t like it at all.
What did you get up to with your friends?
Out of school we played in the fields a lot, we climbed trees and made dens.
We all went out on our bikes and skates. We were at the park a lot too. I was always out.
What toys did you play with?
I had a lot of dolls, I loved my dolls. I had a Tiny Tears with a pram. I had Sindy and a doll’s house – she was more refined than Barbie, she was posher.
What did you watch on television?
I liked Scooby-Doo and The Famous Five. Other programmes that stick in my mind are Captain Pugwash, Trumpton, Camberwick Green, and Fingerbobs.
What music did you listen to?
When I was about 10 I was listening to Top Of The Pops and chart music. I liked ABBA too, Adam And The Ants and Showaddywaddy.
What was the naughtiest thing you did?
I wasn’t naughty very often but my sister made up for it though – she was awful.
I do remember one thing I did when I was eight-years-old. I had left my doll’s pram at a friend’s house so my mum told me to go and get it and then come straight home.
Instead I got it and then went to my friend’s house next door.
My mum was worried when I didn’t come home and it was getting late so she went out looking for me.
When she found I was next door she took me home and I got a smacked bottom.