Gorebridge, just ten miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a typical village.
"Childhood Memories" is a look back at the author's early memories, growing up in the 1960's and 1970's.
Family, friends, school, leisure, and local tradition play their part in shaping a youngster. Each chapter is a personal accounts of adventures, interactions and memories of childhood life 'back in the day'.
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The year is 74 AD. The Roman Legions have held control of Southern Britain for 19 years. In that time they have solidified their hold, and put down tribal rebellions by Boudicca of the Icenii, and Venutius of the Brigantes. With the tribes pacified at their backs, the Romans advance their roads northward, with their goal: the conquest of the whole…
With over 18,000 words, and 88 full pages (many more on kindle) we are allowed a glimpse of a life less complicated than today, when children grew up at their own pace, not unnaturally matured by an overwhelming media. A time when, although still fascinated with the intricacies of nature and science, they adhered to certain local and cultural traditions, passed down through the generations.
There was no politically correct agenda to limit development, just a feeling of optimism that pervaded all parts of life.
This is rural, parochial, small town Scotland at its best and worst.
All the author's own memories. All true.
Ian Hall; "Although these are primarily addressed as my own memories, the intent of the book is to stimulate your own childhood memories and reminiscences."