News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.
Going to school, 1953
Walking to school in my bruised and battered shoes.
My coat is thin as a sheet of paper, not keeping me warm at all.
My legs freezing cold feel like my shorts are going to fall off.
My woolly bag feels like the bottom of it is going to fall off and all my school stuff is going to fall out.
Walk into the old dusty, foggy playground,
All the girls playing patacake
And all the boys playing with an old leather ball.
Go into the classroom
Witness my friend getting hit with a slipper
Girl getting hit with a ruler
Turning the colour of a flare.