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1920s south east London the daughter of a violent alcoholic who drank away his wages rather than put food on the table she could spot when a customer was in need and would sneak them an extra big portion of chips on the houseAs Hilda works in the chippy six days a week cutting the potatoes and frying the fish yesterday's rag becoming today's dinner plate she hears all the gossip from the close knit community There are rumours that the gang wars are hotting up the Richardsons and the Krays are playing out their fights across south east London And the industrial strike is carrying on for a painfully long time for the mothers with many mouths to feedAt home Hilda's children are latchkey kids letting t

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Hemselves in from school and helping themselves to whatever is in the larder until she gets in from her long hard day at work Despite tragedy striking her family Hilda never complained of the loss of her daughter at a tragically young age nor the tough upbringing she narrowly escapedWith a cast of colourful characters dirty ragamuffins struggling housewives rough diamond gang members 'Hooray' Hilda's story is one of grit romance nostalgia and British endurance Told to her granddaughter Cathryn this memoir is the uplifting seuel to 'WE AIN'T GOT NO DRINK PA' and is a testament to a woman who lived life to the full who enjoyed laughter and loved fiercely even though her heart was broken many times ov Mimi Cracra et son bateau (Les Aventures de Mimi Cracra) young age nor the tough upbringing she narrowly escapedWith a cast of colourful characters dirty ragamuffins struggling housewives rough diamond gang members 'Hooray' Hilda's story is one of grit romance nostalgia and British endurance Told to her granddaughter Cathryn this memoir is the uplifting seuel to 'WE AIN'T GOT NO DRINK PA' and is a testament to a woman who lived life to the full who enjoyed laughter and loved fiercely even though her heart was broken many times ov

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'Oi Hilda the sign outside says you're frying today but I ain't seeing nothing done in ere' The voice cut through my daydream startling me into remembering where I was standing in the fish and chip shop I worked in We opened for business at 5 pm and already there was a ueue of hungry customers on the cobbled street of London's East EndIn 1950s and 60s Bermondsey the fish and chip shop was at the centre of the community And at the heart of the chippy itself was 'Hooray' Hilda Kemp a spirited matriarch who dispensed fish suppers and an abundance of sympathy to a now vanished world of East EndersFor 'Hooray' Hilda knew all to well what it was like to feel real aching hunger Growing up in the slums of

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