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Good Memories; Flask Walk 1950's
My family lived at #43 Flask Walk from 1950 until 1956 or 57.
I remember Mr Cooper at the green grocers, Ted at the butcher shop, and the "furniture shop man" (an antique dealer) who used to make a bed for my doll in a chest of drawers and "babysit" while my mother and I went shopping.
My grandfather was an Anglican priest, the Rev. Charles Ross, who was serving as a chaplain at New End Hospital, and I used to go on visits with him, both in hospital and in people's homes.
I remember Coronation Day and the whole street decked out in bunting, and my friend and I dressed up as little Dutch girls in red/white/blue... I've no idea what my mother was thinking.
Our neighbours on one side were part of the Pearly Kings and Queens - Mr and Mrs Smith, and they were all dressed up in their finery.
I went to school at Christchurch primary and we were taken to the Heath for afternoon naps.