Did you 'suffer' pink custard and sago with jam as a kid? Maybe this will bring back some happy memories for you?
My Great Aunt got an MBE for introducing School Dinners.......tread carefully!lol
Did free milk really end in 1971? Why can I remember having milk at primary school then? I can remember the glass bottles with a foil top (they had different pictures on the top) and I can remember them warming next to the radiator!
Never had school meals nyself and I could never persuade my kids to eat at school either!
@HuwMatthews2 - wow! that's an awesome relative to have! (i've been researching & documenting my own family tree this last year) any chance of a name, so i might make mention of her in my blog? .... in a totally flattering way of course.
@flo - my research shows 1968 for secondary school kids and 1971 for juniors. the latter care of maggie t who was the education minister at the time (under heath) as a result she became known as thatcher, thatcher the milk snatcher :-)
PS - nice to see someone is reading my blogs. Just finishing off this weeks one; celebrating those lovely desserts we all loved, and some we didn't e.g. frogspawn ..... I mean tapioca and jam ;-) BTW - am posting new (nostalgic) blogs every Friday
Pink custard on chocolate sponge pudding and tapioca and jam, two of my favourites!
She was my mother's aunt (Auntie Katie) who was an incredible woman by all accounts.
She introduced the pilot scheme in South Wales due to the chronic malnutrition (and indeed Ricketts - hope that's spelled right) of children from poorer families there. It was then rolled out across the country. I'm not sure of the surname (could be Thomas) but will try to find out.
My mother worshipped her - but then again she did take her to the Helsinki Olympics 1952 which prompted her into a career as a PE teacher (some on here may have been subject to her not so contemporary ways at Dawlish Secondary School!!!) - so she was a pretty awesome aunt!
PS: There's a VC winner (Joseph Trewavas - Sea of Azov) from Cornwall on my father's side....unfortunately high achieving skipped my generation!lol