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I bet it was a Bank Holiday Monday judging by the rain macs.

In the mid-1950s we went to live on a new council housing estate at Kettlethorpe.

(See the previous blogpost.)

I’ve pinned some of the images I found on my Cabbage and Semolina Pinterest board. 341 more words


4 wedding cards and a baby 1953

It’s been ages since I wrote anything on my Cabage and Semolina Blog. In fact, it’s been ages since I wrote anything on any of my Family History blogs. 549 more words


How To Buy A House in London for £20,000

One night when I was living in London, I found myself at a dinner party hosted by some new friends. I was seated next to a fellow, we’ll call him Joe for simplicity sake, whose Australian partner had gone home for a vacation and as my Turkish husband, then fiancée, was working in Turkey, we were a pair of odd socks that conveniently matched together. 1,591 more words

Still living at Glossop 1952 - 1953

In 1952 we were still living at Glossop, Derbyshire (see earlier post) but my grandmother had become seriously ill back in Royston, Yorkshire and my dad had to visit her as often as possible. 636 more words


The Tory Right to Buy for HA tenants is fundamentally unfair

Part of me thinks that this election proposal to extend the Right to Buy (RTB) to housing association (HA) tenants is actually an admission by the Tories that they have no chance of winning a majority in this election.  619 more words

Council Housing

Goodbye Nottingham

So on Monday 23rd February, it was finally time to leave Nottingham. I had my 30kg suitcase and my new Cath Kidston backpack brimming with a year’s worth of clothes, toiletries, etc. 202 more words

I was born in the workhouse in 1951

When I was a baby my dad’s special name for me was “Workus” because he always said that I’d been born in the workhouse in Barnsley. 617 more words