Childhood memories

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JPNS-28-02-12-102-FAM-memories REP: SF''Lindsay Holloway
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Today, Lindsay Holloway turns back the clock to recall his fondest memories. Lindsay, 36, lives in Copnor and is the general manager at the Blue Reef Aquarium, in Southsea.

My earliest memory is playing in the streams near our house in Lagnakeil, Scotland, with my mum, dad, brother and sister when I was four.

It is a beautiful part of the world and we used to spend the summers playing in the woods and streams.

We were always out and about as a family, having fun.

n What do you remember about your birthdays?

Friends, fun and cake!

n How was school?

Good fun.

I didn’t take it as seriously as I should have, hated homework and my grades reflected that!

I’m still best mates with the same person I met at school when I was 11.

n What did you get up to with your friends?

I was always out and about and getting up to mischief.

Tree climbing, cliff jumping (I grew up mainly in Cornwall), fishing, surfing, snorkelling.

We had a very free existence and made the most of our surroundings.

n What did you watch on TV?

Captain Pugwash, Chorlton & the Wheelies, Playschool, Bod, Kickstart, Pob, Newsround and nature documentaries.

n Any clothes that stand out in your memory?

I can remember the transition from the 1970s to 80s, so flared trousers and bad T-shirts!

I didn’t really care much about clothes until I became a teenager.

Same as most children I guess.

n What toys did you play with?

Action Man, Meccano, my BMX and toy cars.

n What was the naughtiest thing you did?

I took my brother’s car for a spin when I was 16 and nearly crashed it.

He found out and we got into a fist fight – which I lost!