50 fondest childhood memories from East Anglia

According to a survey carried out recently…

How many do you agree with?

1. Family trips to the beach

2. Watching Top of the Pops

3. Hop scotch

4. Hide and seek

5. Fish and chips

6. Pic n Mix sweets

7. Collecting shells on the beach

8. Ice cream van music

9. Sports days

10. Playground games (British bulldog etc.)

11. Watching children’s’ TV

12. Kiss chase

13. Recording the music charts on a Sunday

14. Paddling in the sea

15. Pencil cases

16. Climbing trees

17. Collecting toys/ cards/ collectibles etc.

18. Going to Woolworths to buy records

19. Dinner ladies

20. Fighting with my siblings

21. Ice creams from the ice cream van

22. School dinners

23. Egg and spoon race

24. Going ‘back to school’ shopping at the end of summer holidays

25. Playing outside until it was dark

26. Visiting cousins

27. Reading magazines

28. Fishing for tad poles in a pond

29. Sleepovers with friends

30. Your teeth falling out and putting them under your pillow

31. Ice cream floats

32. Exploring rock pools

33. Making daisy chains and wearing them around your head

34. Using jumpers for goal posts

35. School field trips

36. Staying up late for New Year’s parties

37. Playing in the paddling pool

38. Running around bare foot outside

39. Playing on a rope swing in the woods

40. School packed lunches

41. Having a weekend job

42. Scratch and sniff stickers

43. School tuck shop

44. Playing tennis against the back of the house

45. Swimming in cold sea

46. Being scared after losing parents while in the supermarket/out etc.

47. Building forts in the woods

48. Paper rounds

49. Practising your musical instrument

50. Getting up really early in the morning to go on holiday


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