My first memories of my childhood are of the days before I attended school, I remember my brothers and sisters leaving the house to go and I remember I couldn’t wait to start and when the big day came my sister Jacqueline took me to Greetby Hill Primary. I was then 5 ˝ years old.
Two years later I went to the Junior school, I was there for 4 years. My first impression of the school was the size of it and the long tables in the dining room.
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Dorothy's Profile.


I was born on 1st. March 1951 at 41, Whittle Drive, Ormskirk three weeks after the family moved in. I was Christened Dorothy Ann after my grandmother on Dads side.

The house was a council house on Scott Estate in a row of four. Mr. and Mrs. Singleton lived on the end at number 43; on the other side was Mr. And Mrs. Berry at No. 39 with a passage way between. Mr. and Mrs. Tabarn lived at No. 37.

Our house had 3 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Downstairs there was a lounge, a dinning room and a kitchen with pantry.

Outside buildings housed a WC, Coal store and a Washhouse.

The ground floor was later modernised with the lounge dining room being knocked into one, the outhouses being the base for a large kitchen and dining room.

We had a garden to the front and a larger garden at the rear this was for vegetables, and a shed for chickens, which also housed turkey’s ducks and geese at different times. Beyond the garden was a large playing field followed by farmer George Gittin’s fields.

My first memories of my childhood are of the days before I attended school, I remember my brothers and sisters leaving the house to go and I remember I couldn’t wait to start and when the big day came my sister Jacqueline took me to Greetby Hill Primary. I was then 5 ˝ years old.

I stood next to her in the assembly hall and after assembly she left me there with a lot of other children, none of which I knew.

Eventually we were shown our classroom and our first teacher, Miss Woofenden.

Two years later I went to the Junior school, I was there for 4 years. My first impression of the school was the size of it and the long tables in the dining room.



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