Tell me about the farm Grandad – new 1960s childhood memoir

Tell Me About The Farm Grandad

Tell me about the farm Grandad, A 1960s Norfolk childhood is a new memoir by Aylsham resident, Janet Collingsworth. The book, price £11, will be published by Norwich-based Paul Dickson Books on Tuesday 5 October.

Born in the late 1950s, Janet grew up in Norwich with her Mum and Dad and younger sister Wendy. In her delightful memoir enjoy the happy times spent with Grandparents in Corpusty exploring the village, learning about the natural world, popping into village shops and post office, meeting village characters and a whole array of Great Aunts and Uncles, who were always good for half-a-crown or a bag of sweets.

There are summer holiday adventures the length and breadth of Great Britain, days out to Yarmouth, picnics in Chapelfield Gardens, rounded off with chocolate misshapes from Caley Macintosh, plus a memorable school trip to Belgium and the mysteries of the 11 Plus.

Explore a  gentler era, with traditional family gatherings for birthdays, Bonfire Night and Christmas, when Harold Wilson’s ‘white heat of technology’ was yet to arrive in Norfolk.

Tell me about the farm Grandad will be on sale at, Jarrold Norwich, Jarrold Cromer, Not Just Books Thetford,  Waterstones Norwich and Amazon.


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