John recalls how he loved to go swimming in the Cottonmill Swimming Baths. He has fond memories of playing games, especially knock down ginger, in Pageant Road where he lived. He also talks about the slaughter house in Dolphin Yard. He was a child during the war and remembers the rationing of sweets and clothes and what toys he played with.
Interview date: 10 May 2014. Interviewers: Year 6 pupils from St Peter’s School, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans.