Sally’s lovely memories…Thanks to her many of my own have been released from that great year. What do you remember?
It is 1969 and Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, at 20:18 UTC. Neil Armstrong became the first man to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
That was the year I was 16 and about to take some small steps that were to be a giant leap for womankind… Well me anyway… Still at school but what was to be my final year. My headmistress and my mother had a meeting with me present about my choices. Stay on for A Levels and go to university or to leave school and attend secretarial college.
I was a spectator to the discussion rather than a participant. Given my choice I would have gone to drama school…
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