We had school dinner tokens (plastic discs which were different colours on different days), which HAD to be purchased from the office before the school bell rang (anyone turning up late didn’t get the chance to buy a dinner token)….
The queue for the dinner hall went along the corridor where the entrance to Brett House common room was.
There were several tuck shops, open at morning break-time, where we often bought a mars bar and a bag of crisps with our dinner money. Jamie Oliver would certainly not have approved…..
For those of us who required a more substantial meal than a bag of crisps, there was always Chequers chippy in town.