Tuesday, 4 November 2008

SCHOOL MEALS IN THE 60'S

One of the things we all looked forward to at Balerno Primary School in the 1960's was the runny custard at dinner time. We didn't have a canteen, they just laid out the tables in the assembly hall and that doubled as a lunch area, but all that mattered for us kids was that there was a big jug of custard in the middle of the tables!
Below is a wee bit of school meal nostalgia from that era.

7 comments:

  1. One of my favourite meals was custard and crumble

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  2. WE USED TO SING "SAGO,RICE AND TAPIOCA" TO THE TUNE OF GLORY GLORY HALLELUIA.
    FUNNY,I STILL LOVE ALL THREE.

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  3. Used to hate the Cheese Pie, it was disgusting. I remember there used to be a Server who sat at the top of the table and an assistant server who sat next to them, (on the left I think). I also remember being staying behind and helping the Dinner Ladies clean up and you used to get any left-over food

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  4. Was schools chicken pie the best food ever or what? They kept a big jug of stock on the counter, and flooded the tray with it whenever the pie was drying out!!

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  5. i went to the hacky skale in the 60s. when we moved to menzieshill i had t start goin to the denneries. they were disgusting. how anybody could ruin food to that extent must have been an artform. grey sasijis, tasteless tatties, cheese pie you were chewing all day, hence the name choonee cake. the only good things were the poodins. tho who thot up ice cream and boiling hot custard is beyond me. one day it was pink custard, and this big fat boy somehow managed to get about 4 plates of it. goin upstairs in line after denner, he spewed the lot right over the banister and splattered everbody behind him. only good memory of the denneries. after a while i started spending the bob at the penny bakery in lytton st. anybody remember that?

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  6. I went to lawside and I survived on spam rolls and a pint of milk and players No 6 from the VG most dinner times

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  7. I went to Dens Road school dinners 1955-57-ish.
    I was fussy and the experience was torture as the food was disgusting.
    Mince with gristley tubes (arteries?)
    Watery custard and rice pudding.
    Watery mashed potatoes (powdered?)
    "Big effin doughballs" (as one of my pals called them - I always laugh even now when I think of him jabbing it with his fork and uttering that line!)
    I tried to give away as much food as I could to people at the same table. The stuff was so piggin' revolting that even the kids who probably were hungry declined the offer.
    The teachers made you sit at the table with the stuff if you did not eat it - long after most pupils had left.

    The dinner hut was on Gussie Park, near Arklay Street. It was damp, disgusting and smelt.
    One day we watched a giant black slug crawl up the wall beside our table. Never mind, I say now, folk suffered much worse. Maybe we were comparitively lucky in post-war UK.

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