I remember winter time, sledging on fields near where we lived, the bonfires on bonfire night and all the neighbours used to do black peas. I remember calling all the neighbours aunty and uncles.

At night, we had to wear thick pyjamas and thick blankets. I remember the snow being up to the window sill. I can remember the silver jubilee, all the neighbours putting tables on the front and having a party – it lasted 2 days!

PL