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- Maureen Masters
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- London and Nottingham
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- 11 August 2005
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My mother was good on the sewing machine and we didn’t go with out clothes. We went to chapel and they used to have anniversaries and we used to have to a new dress for it — as best we could. One year Mum made me a green flounced dress which she trimmed with red braiding. Some how she managed to get me a pair of green and red wedged shoes. I don’t know how she did it.
Another anniversary dress was made of salmon pink satin material, I felt like a princess — I can’t imagine how she got the material.
She had to be imaginative and resourceful. Some parents didn’t do this for their kids, I don’t know if they couldn’t afford it as some were very poor, we were lucky.
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