When we were young my sister Violet and I were given half-a-crown by our mum to buy all the shopping. We used to get a leg of lamb, all the vegetables and other bits and pieces. We used to go to the Old Road, along Commercial Road. Violet and I used to make eyes at the man who was auctioneering the meat and we used to get it cheaper, sixpence for a leg of lamb, we didn’t do bad really.