I Hated Wearing Shorts

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    I went to school in the 1960's

    and actually didn't mind wearing shorts. At Junior school, which I left when I was almost 12 in 1964, as I was one of the older pupils with a September birthday, shorts were compulsory for boys and part of a uniform. These were grey flannel shorts and were much shorter than...
    maxwatson maxwatson
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2015

    I have just made a false statement joining this

    group. I have never understood how anyone hated wearing shorts. I have always preferred wearing short and hated wearing longs. Sorry if I have offended anyone.
    robbieessex robbieessex
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 8, 2016

    Like many British boys in the 1960s I hardly

    had any long trousers before I was 13. We went outside in the snow and all weathers in our short trousers - we had to, unless we wanted to stay indoors. I didn't like wearing shorts at the time - they were such an obvious symbol of junior status but, strangely, after I graduated...
    williamboyson2b williamboyson2b
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jun 12, 2015

    Under My Skirt

    Actually it was a jumper. The private school I went to made us wear those over sized, plaid jumpers and I hated it. Socks up to my knees, saddle shoes and a grandmother that loved all sorts of funky hair do's with my to the @ss hair. I was always a bit of a tom boy and loved...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2007

    I'm sure I posted this before

    but I'm not sure where. I grew up in a small village with my mum and dad, sister and orphaned cousin (Sonny). Sonny was a few weeks older than me and we grew up as brothers. Mum and dad divorced in 1972: Sonny, Kait and I stayed with mum while dad set up home with his new woman...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 29, 2015

    Put Back Into Short Trousers - Hating Every Minute

    I was aged 10, in the late 1950s, and had passed my 11+, and was destined for our local grammar school. I had given very little thought to its uniform. I had an awareness that they had a traditional uniform with a very striking blazer and that some of the boys were in shorts, but...
    Neoflex2 Neoflex2
    5 Responses Sep 11, 2012
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