have lived as long as we have..
As children, we would ride in cars with no seatbelts or air bags.
When we rode our bikes, we had no helmets.
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
We would spend hours building go-karts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes.
We would leave home in the morning and play all day,as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us. No mobile phones. Unthinkable.
We got cut and broke bones, and there were no lawsuits. They were accidents. No one was to blame, but us. Remember accidents?
We had fights and got black and blue and learnt to get over it.
We ate cupcakes, bread and butter and drank fizzy drinks, but we were never overweight..we were always outside playing.
Not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment..Some pupils weren't as smart as others so they failed an exam. Horrors.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
We did not have Playstations, video games, cable, DVDs, mobile phones, PCs, Internet chatrooms.. we had friends. We went outside and found them. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or just walked in and talked to them.

Imagine such a thing. Without asking a parent! Out there in the cold cruel world! Without a guardian. How did we survive?
Does this ring any bells?

Martin Chilvers
Little London Lane

Page 12 Village Life, February 2003. A second drawn out spiel from Mr Turver - when a polite notice in his shop stating "Customers may collect medication on Thursday after 2 pm" would do. Not everyone is a regular user of the service so are not aware of the rules. I am sure we are all grateful to Mr Turver for giving this service to the village.

Name and address withheld

Music Hall
To the cast and every one involved with the Old Time Music Hall may we please say what a pleasure it was to attend the recent show you all put on you were all a credit to are local community.
Many thanks for a brilliant nights entertainment.

Dave and Gill Macro

Thanks…
A collection in School Lane for the Marie Curie Trust raised £62.50. I would like to thank all the people for their generosity towards this very deserving cause.

Moira Smith


Dear Graeme,
I have greatly enjoyed Toni Arthur-Hay's portraits of village characters, most recently Graeme Cooper. On the same day that I read the article I came across this which seemed appropriate.

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU MADE IT
Looking back, it's hard to believe we

Indoor Car Boot Sale
At Northwold Village Hall
Saturday 29th March
1pm-4pm
(All pitches taken - open
to the public for buyers only)

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