Childhood Pastimes in the 1950s

In a normal weekday formal schooling and the afternoon mengaji lessons would take up to around 4pm. There would then be house  chores and errands to do.  After that, and during weekends and school holidays  I had a lot of free time. Like most of my friends in the 1950s we were active children and … Continue reading Childhood Pastimes in the 1950s


Quran Reading Lessons.

Quran Reading Lessons. (Rev. 1/10/2017) My day as a child in the 1950s was quite routine. In the morning, like most children, I went to a government school. At around 12.30pm  the morning session of school would end and everybody would go home. I was  fortunate never to have attended schooling in the afternoon session. … Continue reading Quran Reading Lessons.

Going To School

In the 1950s children went to school at an early age of five years. Some even entered school earlier, usually the children of school-teachers.  I suppose it was a good way to get children out of the house and do something productive during the day! Some time in 1952 when I was approaching five years old I … Continue reading Going To School