So Iím middle class says Davy. Howís that, Im no different to when I worked in Palmers. Older and wiser, wasted money as we all do. Worked all my life until retirement. Why are we middle class instead of working class. So if I am middle class now I must have been middle class back then.t
So what is working class. Nobody I knew back then was any different to me or my family, even today there is very little difference, OK some have a lot more money than us. Some not so easy a life as they mismanaged their finances.
Ann and I live on our pensions do not take £ from family, we do in a roundabout way help with granddaughters schooling as most grandparents do in various forms.
I was brought up in a private house Crawley Ave. Ann on a NE house near Clegga. Never felt that there was any difference between our parents except a 15 year age gap.
Anní s dad worked in Reyrolleís grinding shop.
All my Aunts and Uncles lived finally on the various council estate after old Hebburn was demolished.
Where Crawley Ave. was extended with council housing there was no difference in any social status sense. As Inremember there were only 2 problem families in the area up. To Crawley Square.
I watched the programme, very good indeed, thought provoking yes. If some idiot wants to pay was it £15 for a drink that their problem. Those in that bar or whatever are not my sort of people ( xyzís) Lost the plot comes to mind.
Social housing, the success or otherwise depends on the residents, a few bad apples comes to mind. However the design of these properties leaves a lot to be desired.
Our Crawley Ave house was small and not as good as say those built in Branton Ave. ours being pre war 1939, Branton early 50ís.
Time for a wee dram Allan C.
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