If you don’t have money it is quite hard to get around ‘cause it’s like from my house to town it’s about an hour walk and that’s only… when I first started it was an hour-and-a-half but because I know like back ways and short cuts it takes me an hour now, but it’s still … Continued
I’ve always been passionate because I’m a home-bred girl, I was born in Oldham but we moved here before I was two, so I’m really passionate about… I say my community but I think, the city… I think being a female works to your advantage, I have always said this. I think I can get … Continued
I sometimes think back and wonder, would I do all that again? Sending letters, asking for autographs, getting phone numbers and ringing them? Probably not. There are things you only do when you’re young and don’t think about much but as time goes by you learn that certain things (like pestering elderly primadonnas) are inappropriate. … Continued
When I first moved to the village I joined the local amateur dramatics to meet people… and I met lots of lovely people and those relationships have just continued and grown. My children are now involved with those same groups… so those ties have formed and it’s a really nice feeling actually.
And that’s why I learned English a bit quicker on a communication level at least because I met so many people from Portugal, Brazil, Slovakian people, Asian people, so many different cultures and I just wanted to ask them about their cultures… What do you eat? What’s your religion? Can you tell me when did … Continued
Grandad was a really good gardener so there was a lot in the garden. But my grandma did a lot of crochet work and knitting and I’m sure we had… I remember a knitted stair carpet knitted out of string…… to put on the stairs, and crocheted curtains with, I’m sure they were supposed to … Continued
One Christmas Eve the police, on their bikes, come down the road and I had a big radio, radiogram and we used to put discs on it – we shoved it outside in the middle of the street and we had a dance in the middle of the street. The police came and he stopped, … Continued
Then I see this… plot in my gardens. When I measure up and things like that, I made myself clear. Wife wanted four-bedroom house, I’m going to make her four-bedroom house. Whatever she wants, I work it out and put in. The dining lights and things, bedroom, our fitted cupboards, totally fitted cupboards, every room… … Continued
One guy in the pub in Brighton… started asking me, ‘where are you coming from?’ I said, ‘from Poland.’ He said, ‘I hate Polish people!’ I said, ‘why you hate Polish people?’… and he tried to bite me. In one minute [there were] 20 people… from the funfair, and they’re trying to protect me. I … Continued
I went to Mr Morris and I said Mr Morris, we have a problem. One of our elder fellows have died, and the Pakistani community are sending the body to Pakistan but you know, we’ve got nowhere else to send because we come from Uganda.