I lived in Sale. My husband was from Blakely, we moved when we got married, had two daughters, and they went to St Mary’s primary.

I remember the van, the mobile shop Bob’s. He sold everything, things you might run out of. Then they built Lakeland shops,

It was so cold when we first came here, you never saw snow in Sale. I never seen anything like it.

We came here because it was cheap. Our house was £2200. Our wages weren’t good. I earned £11 pound a week, my husband earned  £10 pounds a week. He was in a band as well.

We would never move.

MPB