Here is my interview with Eileen Thornton

I was interviewed by Fiona Mcvie


Name Eileen Thornton


Let’s just say I am a lady of a certain age 😀

Where are you from

I was born on Tyneside – Low Fell, Gateshead to be exact and I went to Kells Lane School. When I was eleven years old the family moved to Whitley Bay on the north east coast, so I went to Park Secondary Modern School. It was demolished some years back. I have one sister and we had a great life with the most wonderful parents.

I wasn’t brilliant at school. For instance, I didn’t pass the 11 plus to go to Grammar School. But I never let that get me down and I never resented those that did.

When I left school, I worked as a shop assistant, before moving on to clerical work. I like to think I was conscientious about whatever I did. I was promoted to Higher…

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