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Cod Liver Oil and Malt was supplied free by the Government to keep us little kiddiwinkies fit. I loved it but my sister hated it because it got stuck in her moustache.

Another exciting event was gas-mask drill where we had to put them on while the teacher checked them. With a little practice we boys could make great ’farting’ noises by loosening the edge and breathing heavily.

The baby next door had his own respirator that was secured around his waist and made him look like Humpty Dumpty.



I loved School sing song on Thurs. afternoon in the science room where the whole school gathered and we,  who sat at the back on the tables could turn on the gas taps, which eventually put most of the Junior children ( sat on the floor) to Sleep.
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almost forgot, we had to bring our own lunch to school which we ate with our free 1/2 pint of milk,I always had bread and jam sardies; or if I was lucky some chocolate spread  had to make our own, mum and dad went to work at 0630,if you didnt bring any lunch for 3 days they would report it to child care and someone would come and ask embarrasing questions if they wernt  happy with the answers you got free school dinners but none of the other school kids new,saved your parents embarrassment,always got spotted dick, or semolina [frogs spawn for desert[yuk]good old days never forget them or how many times I got the cane,[sadistic buggers some of them teachers!
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dear john,I too had my regular ration of MALT also cod liver  oil,loved the malt,hated the cod liver oil, we also  had visits from NITTY NORA I recon that the whole school  had to have them horrible baths about twice in one year!  


Ray. We also had a Nit Nurse who arrived each year. She was a fat ugly women who used to sqat on a chair whilst we filed up to her. She would examine your head for lice then pull your short  trousers at the front, have a look down and then blow once. I never did find out what that ceremony was for.
I think i have mentioned this ritual before on F.Reu. but those things do tend to stick in your mind.
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.. She would examine your head for lice then pull your short  trousers at the front, have a look down and then blow once. I never did find out what that ceremony was for.
I think i have mentioned this ritual before on F.Reu. but those things do tend to stick in your mind.



What!!!!   B.J’s at that age!!!!  Lucky sod!!!!

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You see lots of advertising today on the benefits of Omega 3 from fish oil sold in capsule form, and in those health shops. I know lots of people who take them religiously in the belief that it is the new wonder of the world.

We were way ahead of them, because we were given our daily dose of cod liver oil whether we wanted it or not , and I’ve never met anyone who did!

I have read somewhere that, nationally, the general health of people under rationing was better than it is today, because there was nothing available that was bad for you!

Except that bloody cod liver oil...

As for walking to school, all of our three kids did so, and so do our grand-kids today.

I did it, summer and winter, through sleet and snow and dark, and we never gave a thought to it.
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