Daniel

Daniel was born 1926 and went to the Foundling Hospital Schools in Redhill and Berkhamsted.  Daniel worked as a farm hand for some years before enlisting in the Army.  Unusually, Daniel was able to trace his birth father who came from Mauritius. He has two children and lives with his wife in West Sussex.

Daniel
Daniel

Chariot Races

Audio Transcript

'Cause all the corridors in Berkhamsted were made of rubber, you know, and we used to have what you'd call 'chariot races' there. That's when the big boys used to sit on a blanket and us youngsters used to have to tear up and down the corridor with them sitting on it. Chariot race. And they used to nominate one boy to keep 'skit' in case the master was coming, you see. Well, he used to have to lay on the floor and just peep round the corner like that. And if he saw the headmaster coming or one of the masters he used to shout 'Skit'.