I live quite near-ish to Sandown and Ascot racecources!! is there a 'Kempton Park' or an 'Epsom' road in the estate??
You don't by any chance know what job 'Michael Rourke' father of Andy Rourke did?? I read in books that Michael Rourke was quite a middle-class man and went to Holland on buiness trips??
Or what job his Mum 'Josephine' did if she had a job?
Yes it sounds nice where Andy Rourke grew up!!! In quite a big house too in Hawthorn Lane!!! right by a handy bus root but the parents probably had cars as they were middle-class! Near Ashton-upon-Mersey village too. Very near All Saints Catholic school and chuch! Also his road was by a field with horses in it!! and beyond that the motorway BUT was the 'MOTORWAY' even there then??
Yes Andy Rourke has always seemed quite posh to me. He went to Grammar school and had a nice uniform and learnt Latin. He wore contact lenses which where quite posh back then. He had holidays EVEN abroad! I mean I never went abroad as a child only rich people did that!! and only rich people had cars!! I didn't grow up with a car either. I bet his family had central heating too?
In some ways Andy Rourke had a nice middle-class childhood but in other ways I think Andy Rourke has always wanted to show his more working class side! and play down his posh side! It is cos Andy Rourke has wanted to show the world how tough it is for people living on council estates and to show what inner city kids go through even though he was from the leafy suburbs. It's valuble work Andy Rourke does!
Andy Rourke went to a Sale Youth club? and didn't hang out on street coners! Also Andy Rourke had activites to go to and learnt classical guitar as a little boy that sounds quite posh to me! I mean to afford a musical instrament at all and also to have lessons is really posh!