Your earliest childhood memory

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Dottie May

Your earliest childhood memory

I think I must have been under 3 years old because I started going to the village school part time at the age of 3. I used to follow my sister (who was 5 years older than me) every morning to our garden gate which had bars and give her a kiss between the bars as she went off to school. Having done this one morning her friend put her face between the bars to give me a kiss and I bit her nose and she ran off crying. I'm now 81 but I've never forgotten the incident but can't remember who the girl was or whether she was left with a scar!

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Esther R

Your earliest childhood memory

What a good topic Dottie May! I can remember a lot from my earliest years, I think it is because I was so happy being at home with my mother and sister. I was not so keen on school later. My earliest memory is lying in my cot and looking at the pattern on the curtains. I can also remember being held up on a bridge in London at the Festival of Britain and I could have only been two then.

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Tompeters

Earliest childhood memory

I fell head over heals in love with Alison Ban**** when I was three. She'd have been the same age. I know my age cos I'd just gone to a kindergarten that my siblings went to. Unrequited love and never got over her. :)) And they say children don't have those feelings. Not so.

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flower

Pram

Remember being in pram with rain on the hood. Some years later in car, rain on roof, brought back the memories.

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Grannie Cool

Childhood Memories.

I remember standing on an armchair looking out of the window (I must have been about three at the time.)
A man walked down the path, and I called to my Mother that there was a strange man at the door. When she opened the door, he came in and my Mother and he, hugged and kissed. And she turned to me and said "This is your Father". He'd just returned from North Africa at the end of the war.

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Saffy

Your earliest childhood memory

OH GC, that is just so romantic. :o)

My earliest memory is aged about 2, crawling up the stairs to see my Grandad who was in the bath at the time.

I also have memories around the same age of being in the push chair and going to the park or shopping with my Mum.

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Essex Girl

Early Memories

I can remember moving from a cot in my parents' room to a bed in my own room, also various outings in both a pram and pushchair. Another very early memory is standing at the window watching heavy snow falling, getting deeper and deeper as it settled, and becoming very worried that it was never going to stop!

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The Cat's Mother

Earliest Childhood Memory

There are a few things I can remember from my childhood, but the most scary was waking in the night to the sound of airplanes and screaming Mummy, Mummy the Germans are coming!! Also picking up shrapnel in the garden, along with the conkers, after a raid over Bristol. There are of course some much happier memories like riding on the back of our Red Setter dog Rufus, and putting the cat in my dolls' pram instead of a doll, but the above two wartime memories have never left me.

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Thistledo

Earliest childhood memory

Wow Dottie - nice one!

I was in the pram and remember looking over the side and seeing a white rubber covered brake and my Mum's waterproof overshoes. The ones with the buttons up the side? Tee hee. Also remember the sirens going and a doodlebug flying over, when all the neighbours were seen in their back gardens looking up - and waiting! Scary times.

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Dottie May

Your earliest childhood memory

I'm enjoying reading all your memories. Another one of mine, although I was probably around 5 years old. On one occasion walking home in the dark holding my Mum and Dad's hands. I was always put to bed before it had got dark so I'd never seen stars or the moon before and I couldn't stop looking up at them as I walked along.

 
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