Brenda Gilson lived in Cottonmill Crescent from when she was two years old in 1945. She recalls what the street was like and the tradesmen who delivered goods. She attended St Peter’s school and talks about the teachers and some of her friends. She remembers the coronation. She remembers the open air swimming baths in Cottonmill Lane. She also recalls a spell in hospital when she had her tonsils removed. Brenda left school just before her 15th birthday and worked for Rose KiaOra Sales Company in Grosvenor Road where she met her husband, Brian.
Interview date: 21 August 2013. Interviewer: Sandy Norman.