Trevor Strickland on War
Well my father, he used to go out with a long net, rabbiting.
After he’d finished work, this is during the War years, after work he’d go up on the Downs and catch the rabbits to take down to Calbourne Station on the train to go to Portsmouth to a shop over there and I think he used to get six pence per rabbit , back in those days in these boxes.
They made boxes especially to put them in and take them over.
In fact I’ve haven’t got it in this car but if I had me other car here, I’ve got one of the labels with his writing on that was made out to go on one of the boxes that went over there.
Queen Street in Portsmouth that was the …and I think it was number 63, and it was a shop there which used to help out with the pocket money I suppose back in those days.