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Cheryl's childhood: Beans on toast and grilled spam

Published 02/12/2012 | 06:00

"For our tea we ate food like beans on toast, corned beef hash or grilled spam. A chinese takeaway was a treat because we couldn't afford it, but we were no different from anybody else on our estate.

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"Mam would buy us things from catalogues and save up to pay the bill at the end of the month. Sometimes we wore hand-me-down clothes, but that was completely normal.

"Neighbours and relatives passed things on; that was what everybody did. Pride was a massive thing for Geordies and Mam made sure that, one way or another, we always looked presentable and we never went without."

– From Cheryl: My Story

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