I remember getting a red rover for the first time at the advanced age of 11. I went to London Zoo with 2 friends of the same age.We were told to be home before dark. Adults dudn`t seem worried and neither were we. I also remember summer holidays when I left the house at 9am to meet friends with my mum telling me to be home at 6 for dinner or I would go hungry. We would scrounge sanwiches and squash at lunchtime from various parents in turn.