Christmas memories from Winnie Machell

Mum used to make rag dolls for us, sewing buttons for eyes. She had worked as a machinist in her younger days.

At Christmas we would get an apple, orange and toy baa-lambs wrapped in lots of newspaper, inside one of Mum’s old stockings. Mum used to buy the baa lambs in the old Marks & Spencer Emporium, opposite St Margaret’s Church.

class 6 photo

class 6 photo -Winnie at school – 4th from right in second from front row