Norristhorpe was a great place to grow up
I was horrified to read the nostalgia page in last week’s Guardian about the slums of Norristhorpe.
I lived through this time as a child and teenager, and still live in the village as an adult.
The statement by Coun A Cockshot is the first time I have come across anything like this.
Yes, times were very hard, but people made the most of what they had and a doubt Doggus was much different to elsewhere.
Slums! Certainly not! There were outside toilets across the yard, and of course they were the days before fitted carpets, central heating etc, but we had just got television. Wow!
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