Thought I’d share this photo today. It’s the 11th August 1975. 1st day of school. Off I went with my flares, knee high socks, (man)bag and a blonde fashionable “bob”. It was the week Peter Gabriel quit Genesis and man’s first spaceprobe reached another planet (Viking I and Mars). I was 4 and a half and ready for my first day at High Blantyre Primary.
My blonde ‘bob’ stayed blonde until i was about 8 or so. The bob and blondness was gone though by 1979.
In my bag that week, I had empty tobacco tins, which had my first spelling words marked carefully in black pen on cutout little pieces of white cardboard. I also had a dinosaur ruler that had a wacky hologram effect and moved when you looked at it from different sides. The bag is now in my loft with my school certificates and reports in it from throughout my school years.
Anybody else kept anything from their school days?