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A Touch of Class

A subject inspired by a newspaper’s letters page posted in Facebook’s NWR Discussion Group.

”Class and the way people behave has always fascinated me. I read in the letters page of a broadsheet newspaper of people’s experiences while growing up in the 1950’s.

People would apparently betray their working-class roots if they enjoyed comics, failed to ask permission to leave the table after a meal, didn’t worry about what the neighbours thought, shouted when they played in the garden, watched ITV, and used the front room only on high days and holidays.

Sometimes what people thought defined being common defied logic. This included: ice lollies, Corona fizzy pop, patent leather shoes, Daz washing powder, Fina petrol and eating in the street.’