Can you imagine what our teachers had to put up with.
Editor’s Note: Betty D was born in Willington Quay in 1930 and took part in the Hand in Hand Reminiscence project in 2008
I was one half of a set of twins and when we started school at St Aidan’s Primary in Holy Cross we hit the headlines. We weren’t the only set of twins to start – there were three other sets too! Can you imagine what our teachers had to put up with.
I remember that I never had any shop-bought clothes until I was sixteen years old. My mother made everything for us until then. She made our First Holy Communion dresses. Mine was white satin with a yoke and a pocket with a frill. I remember dropping orange trifle on it at the Communion Breakfast afterwards. I think I’ve even still got the head-dress that I wore with it.