'Everything I own means something to me. I can remember everything I’ve bought.
I started collecting when Brenda’s sister Edwina married an American soldier. They were terribly glamorous. Their dollar was worth six to our one.
Edwina went to America after the war. They called them G.I brides. She was welcomed there. His family was really interested in English pottery.
Then Edwina got really ill. And the bills cost a lot. There was no health insurance over there. Her husband had to work two jobs. Brenda and her mum were so grateful, they would hunt all the junk shops for English pottery and send it over to them to show their appreciation. And I’d join in the search. And that’s what set me off! I buy what takes me eye. And I passed that desire to hunt away to your mum!'