When my mother was in hospital at various times
I was farmed off for a month or two, to one of my mother's sisters when I was about 3
I was also sent to various Childrens' Homes for short periods in
My brother and I shared the same Pram, facing each other,
We used to lift up and throw the bottom (seats) over the side
Experienced my first flight over the pavement here!
I was blistfully unaware of this being a prostitution area
Started learning to read music and play the Descant Recorder
On Leaving Amber, teacher told me to ask at new school to carry on learning the recorder
My new teacher at princess May was Mr. Ding, when I asked him
he replied ' You've got no choice, everyone in the class learns to play!'
Worked Saturday Mornings selling Brikabrak at the Waist, Dalston, E8
Worked on Fun Fair during School holidays
Developed an interest in Photagraphy
Joined Hackney Photographic Society
Started a Fan Club called the Melanie Music Society in 1972