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Life In The Old Days

A Memory of Leicester

I was born in Belgrave, Holden Street in 1947 I. Have great Memories of those Wonderful days growing up their All the kids in our Street played together outside in all weathers, , In School Holidays we played simple games then,Girls swapped beads and played snobs, double ball and skipping too verses we made up. Boys played marbles or swapped cigarette cards known as faggies, We also played many games together and formed little clubs and put on concerts and went long walks and on picnics as young as 7 years old . Today you wouldn't dream of allowing children that young too go off. I have been a life long friend of one of those girls Carol Luker , even after I moved across too the USA in 1981 our friendship and Memories have endured with regular visits and contact over the years. We have wrote many poems on those days when Bonfire Night, Christmas, Easter and all the Holidays were celebrated in our street, We didn't have a lot in those days but Memories are Golden. Valerie Fenton Nelson

A memory shared by littlevj222 , on Mar 9th, 2016.

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