If I Could Change Something

Mavis Parris: Having a Satchel

Mavis was born in 1940 in Fulham, London. She attended a local special school from age five to age sixteen and from there went on to a job with the Gas Board.

Here Mavis describes her sense of missing out.

  • Mavis Parris
  • Mavis Parris


I would have loved to have gone to an ordinary school to see what it was like, just to – imagine having a satchel and having to take books and – we never did any of that, you know.

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