I cannot remember a time when music and movies where not a part of my life.
1965 Return to England – HMS Inskip – Preston Lancashire
We left Cape Town and arrived home to a chilly England and a new posting for my father to HMS Inskip a small farming community a few miles outside Preston in Lancashire.
Originally the station had been called RNAS Inskip (Royal Navy Air Station) and had been used by the Fleet Air Arm. When we arrived its 600 feet high aerials signified its peace time role as a major communications centre.
At age 12 with a pronounced South African accent, I was enrolled into a school in Preston called the Park Grammar School for Girls. I was a year behind in many subjects as the curriculum from my local Afrikaans school had a very different and obviously South African bias to geography, history and language studies. Also secondary school in South Africa at that time did not begin until 13 years old so I was lacking the subjects that were taught from that age such as maths and Latin.