WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?
M O N D A Y, 9 O C T O B E R
Pam’s so lucky. She does masses every weekend and on Saturday she's going to her boyfriend’s 21st; she’s even got a long dress for it. But on Thursday there’s going to be a Rosebery/Glyn Dance and my name was one of the ones chosen from the lottery - only seven from our form can go. In a way I’m glad because Lucy, Tig and Martha are going. But most of the boys will be Lower Sixth and, as I’m the oldest, younger than me. They’ll also be very weedy, and I don’t know what I shall do if one of them asks me out.
Did Byron in English. She goes into every single verse in great detail, but it was very interesting: she even got onto the fashions of Regency men and women. The women wore gauze dresses, low cut, and dampened them so they clung! I would have hated to live then though because if you didn’t marry you were absolutely dependent on your father or your brother. You could hardly do anything.
Later Ma helped me with paraphrasing the speech out of Othello.
Panorama was interesting, it was on Michigan University. It's a city within itself it’s so huge, I couldn’t bear it. And everything there is computerized, so it loses all feeling and personality. What is the world coming to? Another ‘1984’ practically.
On 9 October 1967 the breathalyser was introduced by Barbara Castle, Labour’s Minister of Transport. Outrageous! A 12-month driving ban for those caught over the limit! Publicans were furious - but resistance dropped once road deaths started to fall.