England: Boys' Clothes: 1940s

I wore school uniform at a school in the West of England between 1944 and 1949: my main complaint was the way in which the hard serge of the short trousers cut you behind the knees! There was also a certain amount of problems because some families could not afford the uniforms, and their children had to wear second-hand uniforms, and they were to some extent looked down on and bullied. I don't know whether you would call nudity a uniform, but when we went to the swiming pool we didn't wear bathing suits and swam naked.

Christopher Wagner


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Created: April 2, 1998
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