Cream Teas and Memories

Monday 3rd October, 48 Rowlands Road, 2.30pm

Isn’t it amazing how times have changed over the course of one lifetime? Take school days: many of us can remember when an ink monitor would bring around the ink bottle to fill up the ink well each child had on their desk. Today children all use laptops and tablets. Years ago the teacher wrote on a blackboard now she uses a smartboard and no need for chalk! Fifty years ago unruly children where likely to get a ‘clip round the ear’ or they backsides whacked with a cane – any teacher doing that today would be arrested by the police and certainly lose their job.

A group of West Sussex school children proudly wearing their school attendance medals, c.1910

A group of West Sussex school children proudly wearing their school attendance medals, c.1910

We would love to hear about your memories of childhood and of schooling. If you were blind from childhood we would be even more interested to learn about your experiences. If times have changed for children in the last 50, 60, 70 years, think how much more they must have changed for blind children. We really hope you can share your memories with us which we will film and record for posterity.

In exchange for your memories we will provide – free of charge – some tempting cream teas.

If the afternoon is a success we plan to hold similar events in the future. Please drop me an email or give me a call if you would like to discuss the memories day or if you have any questions about the project.

Chris Hare, A Journey in Time, chris@ajourneyintime.org.uk 07794 600639.