Growing up Grubby



‘we smoked, we drank,  we kissed girls and ran about screaming at the top of our voices. We were always together. Our spot was on the parade, outside of Budgens under the lamposts all lit up. we’d call it the Top Shops and we were the Top Shop Boys. we’d get passersby to buy us fags and booze or beg our older brothers and sisters. Sometimes kids from the Bottom shops would come up and throw stones and bottles at us, we’d chase them down the hill and laugh about it afterwards. we stayed out all night and our mums didn’t mind. it was the time of our lives. we grew up grubby