"Scholarship was at 11, to go to grammar school, like the 11-plus here. I think everybody had to be entered at a certain age There were only two of us got it: I don't know if three got a scholarship. "
|"No that's it, you see if you got a scholarship you were regarded as somebody, you know, quite special. And then, of course, one of my friends who got a scholarship wasn't allowed to take it. It may have been that three of us got it that year. She wasn't allowed to take it because her parents said, 'Why should you go, we can't afford to [have you] go on after 14.' The idea was that you stayed on after 14. And her parents wouldn't allow her to go."|