One family had new clothes only at Christmas and Easter. They still had uniforms at school back then. They didn't have synthetic fabrics like polypropelene so they wore lots of knitted clothes and tops. The woollen shirts were scratchy! One grandad said that they had barefeet all summer.

There wasn't much choice of clothes to wear and they wore mostly handmade clothes. Shoes were black or brown and plain. The girls had no make up and they wore gathered dresses and skirts.

Girls didn't wear jeans or trousers much, men wore trousers and jerseys. The clothes in the shops were lots more expensive than nowadays. Lots of kids wore second hand clothes and had patches on their knees.

By Bryce and Andrew