I think (.) there there was six of us (.) just the
father was working (.) and I recall you know I can remember things poor
[laugh] realising [sigh] money money was the thing (.) and er [sigh]
er er but I don't I don't I can't really remember no affection in the
family (.) erm I'd get persecuted for anything at all that went wrong
(.) I mean erm (.) [sigh] it was ever so crooked and warped I suppose
(.) a real nasty childhood (.) because yeah I think you see there was
a few characters in the family who was spoilt (.) we were sort of um
(.) ah well (.) loved I suppose (.) and I was just stood around watching
it all happen (.) and I was the only one really (.) this was as I got
on to about six or seven who was doing crime (.) who was going out and
stealing and giving my parents money (.) it it's called creeping because
(.) the general idea is (.) you have to creep out into the back room
of the shop where the cloakroom is (.) where like there might be like
a little safe (.) em cash tins (.) you have to creep out there take
whtever you could and then go again while the older people were taking
up the shop assistant's time
six of us, just father was working. I can remember things. Poor? - definitely!
Money was the thing.
I can't really
remember any affection in the family - I'd get persecuted for anything
at all that went wrong. It was ever so crooked and warped, I suppose
- a really nasty childhood.
a few characters in the family who were spoilt. They were loved, I suppose,
but I just stood around watching it all happen. When I was about six
or seven, I was the one who was doing crime, going out and stealing
and giving my parents money.
"creeping" because you have to creep out into the back room
of the shop, where the cloakroom is and where there might be a little
safe or cash tins. Then you take whatever you can and leave while the
older people are taking up the shop assistant's time.
It was exciting
at such a young age.