Earliest Memories


When I was born we lived on a narrow boat. I can't remember anything from this time.

Ensley Gardens

Or 'Ensley Gargens' as we said as kids, and my parents picked up. I can remember walking in from the back garden, crossing the threshold of the door, with the radio on (I think it was the Archers, but definitely Radio 4). As I remember it, the back door led into the kitchen which was painted a vivid blue.

At about this time I remember jumping up and down on a bed with my brother, my Granny Helen in the room. I think there was Noddy wallpaper on the wall.

Bearfield Buildings

I can remember sitting up in bed on my own thinking, 'Wow, I'm four years old today'. I sort of mentally took a photo looking down on myself.