Reading about all the school age children returning to school made me remember when I returned to school in September 1960, fifty years ago. I was starting at a brand new technical school called Trinity Girls School in south London. I was transferred from my previous school as I had a huge interest in Dressmaking, Tailoring and also a brand new subject of Millinery. I have sewn from a very early age and the first thing we made that summer and through the winter was our school summer uniform of a shirtwaister in lilac gingham. Our school colours were purple and grey. When I started the Millinery classes I found a craft that I have loved for 50 years. Sadly, during the late sixties the wearing of hats went out of fashion even for weddings until Princess Diana came along and reversed the trend. Now I get to enjoy wearing hats all the time as I am a member of the Red Hat Society. Besides wedding hats I have about six or seven red hats for different times of the year and a very special purple one worn only in February, my birthday month or by special dispensation from our chapter Queen, Mel.