Childhood memories of Sue Wright

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David Curwen, centre, hugs his mother with whom he wa sreunited. Completing the group is his brother Keith

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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.