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Broadcast on Manawatu People’s Radio, 17th October 2023. Always lived in Palmerston North. Started school about 1950. Catholic school. Playing behind the YMCA in Grey Street. Family bought State house in Ascott St. Building standards then and now. Heating homes. Marist Brothers school. Single sex schools, little mixing with girls. Learning ballroom dancing. Rock and roll. Few dancing opportunities now, but RSA 20 years ago. Newbury Hall dances. School bands. Jazz. Most school friends left Palmerston North. Childhood meals, growing own vegetables, homemade marmalade. Asian restaurants coming to Palmerston North.

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October 17, 2023

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