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THE SOUTHAMPTON HUNDREDS

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I’m 21 today. If I have moved up to Chiswick I go home for the day. If I haven’t, I stay exactly where I am. Dad, Kevin and I watch Bonanza and Star Turn Challenge, in which ‘Bernard Cribbins invites the Carry On team (Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor and Kenneth Connor) to challenge the News: team (Richard Baker, Angela Rippon and Peter Woods)’. They take turns to play Edwardian parlour games that children are expected to find entertaining. Kevin gives me an onyx cigarette box and chunky lighter. I stare at it. “Well it isn’t every day you’re 21!’ he says cheerfully.