I was born on 31 January, 1905, in a house on the corner of Seabright Street and Bethnal Green Road. It was an old house and my main memory of it is that there were lots of red bugs in the woodwork… I remember the house being cold and the outside toilet was freezing. We used an old tin bath that used to hang on a hook on the yard wall. Friday night was bath night, with my oldest sister helping the younger ones. We all used the same water, which was black by the time we finished.