The McElroy brothers discuss school dinners
Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 1st August 2011 by Liam Physick
David and Steve McElroy talk about school dinners, and how bad they were! However, they were mercifully spared, as they lived close to their school
Interviewee: David and Steve McElroy
Interviewee Gender: Male
Date of Interview: 25th March 2011
David: The cooks used to arrive, for, sort of, in, sort of, nine o’clock, and then they’d do all the preparation, so that the dinners were going out, 11 to 11:30 for lunch at local schools . . .
Jenny: What sort of thing were they cooking that kept?
David: I mean, you know, what school . . .
Jenny: (laughing) Yeah, school dinners were bad when I was young!
David: I imagine, imagine those probably 100 times worse, cos this is, you know, fairly recent post-War, so they weren’t . . .
Jenny: It wasn’t . . .
Steve: They, they didn’t have . . .
Steve: . . . a lot of nutritional value, and certainly there was a lot of mush, like, you know . . .
Steve: . . . mashed, mashed potato would have been there every single day . . .
Steve: . . . and the, the . . .
Jenny: Cos did they try and keep them warm?
David: Yes, they had the, the, these things had a (indecipherable). . .
Steve: Yeah, I think they were, I think they were, like, double-insulated and . . .
Steve: . . . did have a cover, a cover on the top of them . . .
David: Yeah, but they would . . . I mean, we were fortunate, because we lived so close to the schools we never had to stay to school dinners . . .
Jenny: Oh, you went home.
David: . . . so we used to go home.
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