Mr and Mrs Arnold talk about moving to Stevenage with young children

“She sat on the stairs and she cried and mum she said come on lets go home, back home she says. But she loves it here now”

Stevenage Museum

Transcript:

Mrs Arnold: Never caused us a ha’p’orth of bother when they was young they was all good. I think it’s the way you bring ‘em up.

Interviewer: Did they change when they came to Stevenage at all with their attitude to having a free

Mr Arnold: Oh yeah I suppose they felt freer didn’t they? Done more as they liked didn’t they.

Mrs Arnold: One of them we had a job to get her in didn’t we. The middle girl Daphne, ooh she loved to be out she new what it was because in Wood Green it was such a busy road where we lived that you couldn’t let them out. They had their freedom when they came down here they wondered what had hit them. Yeah, yeah couldn’t get any of them out the front. Wendy didn’t like it at first not the eldest girl she sat and cried she said she wanted to go back to Wood Green. I can’t understand it because

Mr Arnold: Well she was that much older wasn’t she

Mrs Arnold: The day we moved it was teeming down with rain and the road was thick with mud

Mr Arnold: The mud out side the road was done up

Mrs Arnold: She sat on the stairs and she cried and mum she said come on lets go home, back home she says. But she loves it here now

Arnold 1986

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