G.O: Yes. From when – I used to go – originally, my mother used to take us when we first started, but then, from about seven or eight onwards, we used to walk, um, me and my friends and my sister used to walk up Holbeach Road and Commercial Road, and we had to cross the bridge, Chain Bridge, to get across the Welland. To go, um, then we’d cross the road again opposite the Ship Albion. And then we walked along there to the County Primary School, which is on the right hand side, which is now where the police station is. Yeah.G.O: So we made sure that we got there on time. But then at home time, when we were supposed to – right, get straight home, we used to get up to mischief. Going back over the Chain Bridge, we used to jump up and down on it and it used to move, and then we crossed over to where Mr. Godfrey’s shop was, he used to sell ice creams and we walked further along and there used to be some houses, and if they had a doorbell… we used to ring the doorbell and run away. And obviously when we were older, we realised how cruel it was.
And then, years later it became Crown Drive and then, ironically, when I got married that’s where we first went to live – in the fields that I used to play in!
G.O:And then in this field, also, there were these big trees between um, what is now – let me just think – the new Lidl is there now. Yeah.
G.O: Which was formerly the Welland Hospital, but before that, it was another field belonging to Christopher Sly. When I was younger, I used to go bean-pulling there. Well, between Crown Drive and that field, there were these big trees, and a dike. But we used to, we made this swing out of these ropes and old boards, so we could swing in between these trees. So I said we did – we made a lot of our own entertainment in those days.
Very nice talking to you. Thank you