Tell Me About The Farm Grandad

A 1960s Norfolk childhood
by Janet Collingsworth

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Tell Me About The Farm GrandadPublished 5 October 2021

What were you doing in the 1960s? Janet Collingsworth was growing up in Norwich with her Mum and Dad and younger sister Wendy.

In this delightful memoir enjoy the happy times spent with Grandparents in Corpusty exploring the village, learning about the natural world, popping into the 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 Mackintosh, 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.

This book is a fascinating insight into our childhood, evoking memories of events I had completely forgotten. It is a joy to read, in fact I couldn’t put it down. How the world has changed since the times we enjoyed such simple pleasures.”
Wendy Reynolds – Janet’s sister

“Jan’s first book is an absolute joy to read.” Derek James, Eastern Daily Press

On sale at:, Jarrold Norwich, Jarrold Cromer, Waterstones Norwich, Revelation Christian Bookshop Norwich, Not Just Books Thetford, The Old Workshop Gallery Corpusty and Amazon.