Victoria Page is 38-years-old and is the headteacher of two Portsmouth schools – Langstone Infant School in Copnor, and Moorings Way Infants, in Milton. She’s lived in Portsmouth all her life. Here she recalls some of her fondest memories.
· What’s your earliest childhood memory?
I remember going to Highland Road Cemetery in Southsea and walking around there with my grandmother, reading the gravestones and thinking about the past and what jobs they would have done.
I must have been about nine.
· What do you remember about your birthdays?
We always went out for dinner at Fatty Arbuckles.
At the end they used to bring out massive ice creams with sparklers!
· How was school?
I had a wonderful childhood. I went to Wimborne Infant and Junior School and had a lovely time.
Then mum and dad moved me to Mayville in Southsea.
I had such a good time I now send my son there.
· What toys did you play with?
I was a crafty child and my grandmother taught me how to knit, sew and crochet.
I also used to play a game called Perfection, where you had to match shapes in the slots before the buzzer went off.
· What did you get up to with your friends?
I went to Brownies and Guides, lots of those types of things.
We would do the usual things like going round each other’s houses for tea.
· What did you watch on TV?
I remember Rentaghost, that was a good programme.
I used to watch Tiswas on a Saturday. I loved Tiswas!
· What music did you listen to?
I wasn’t hugely into music I have to say.
It would have been Boy George, the Pet Shop Boys, Bros and Wham! chucked in for good measure.
· Any clothes that stand out in your memory?
I had a phase of wearing ra-ra skirts, then the very long flowing skirts.
I never had my ears pierced, so I had clip-on earrings.
· What was the naughtiest thing you did?
I used to have a black and white television in my room that I had to turn off at a certain time.
But I used to plug in my earphones, so I could stay up much later than I was supposed to.