“I did the planting at Christies Nursery in Forres. The Wages were not great. I was paid off then worked at Kinloss Airbase cleaning aircraft hangers and then I worked at the sawmill but I didn’t like it. I cleaned the streets in Forres and often found money. I worked six days and 2 hours on Sunday.
When I was at school I was a fast runner so I was put in the relay. When we won all I got was a penny! Someone bet I couldn’t run eight times round the cricket pitch in Grant park but I did it.
My Dad was a baker where Ashers is now. It was Forresters Bakers was where he worked. We got scones and cakes brought home to us. When I wasn’t working I went to the British Legion but it’s not the same now. I used to go to the cinema where Whites is now in Forres. War films and westerns were my favourites. It cost 9 pence to sit in a hard seat. When the film had started I jumped over the seat to sit with the Lassie I liked then walked her home. My older sister worked at the telephone exchange in Elgin and she used to give me money so I could impress a girl. My sister used to go to dances at the Two Red Shoes in Elgin”.
David Cameron was interviewed in Forres by Jo Sweeney, WRVS volunteer.
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This memory was collected by WRVS volunteer, Jo Sweeney