Childhood memories with Jason Beck

Jason Beck
Jason Beck
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Jason Beck recalls some of his fondest memories. The 36-year-old lives in Fareham and is part of the Wave 105 news team.

· What’s your earliest childhood memory?

My earliest memory is going on holiday with my whole family to Disney World in Florida.

It was wonderful to have everyone together and I have fond recollections of being with my grandmother who is sadly no longer with us.

· What do you remember about your birthdays?

I remember having after-school parties with my friends and the excitement of ripping the wrapping paper off presents. We had plenty of cake and ice cream.

· How was school?

School was fun apart from cross country running. I hated miserable treks around the playing fields in the pouring rain. Mr Etherington, who taught science at secondary school, was my favourite teacher. He made lessons educational but fun.

· What did you get up to with your friends?

I lived next to some woods when I was young and in the summer I would spend hours there with my friends building dens and trying to construct mini dams on a stream that flowed through the area.

· What toys did you play with?

I had a toy milk float that I could sit on and push myself around.

I also loved Weebles, those wobbly weighted characters that were impossible to push over without them springing back up again.

· What did you watch on TV?

My favourite TV show was Going Live! on Saturday mornings with Phillip Schofield and Sarah Green.

Bananaman was also a must watch and do you remember Jimbo and the Jetset?

· What music did you listen to?

I grew up in the 1980s and really got into music towards the end of the decade so it has got to be anything by Stock Aitken and Waterman. I was a big fan of Kylie!

· Any clothes that stand out in your memory?

My mum bought me a pair of school trousers that were really itchy to wear. I hated them so much I once wore a pair of pyjamas underneath the trousers to try to stop the itchiness.

· What was the naughtiest thing you did?

I don’t think I caused my parents too much trouble. I did once steal the dust caps from our neighbours’ cars but my dad marched me back and got me to apologise to them.