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A Liverpool Streetwise Kid Charlie Seiga

A Liverpool Streetwise Kid

Charlie Seiga

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Times were hard in the 1940’s and early 50’s. Kids went hungry and food was rationed. Some families had to beg, steal or borrow to survive. There seemed no way out for some kids, but Charlie found his own way out. On a routine basis he and his childMoreTimes were hard in the 1940’s and early 50’s. Kids went hungry and food was rationed. Some families had to beg, steal or borrow to survive. There seemed no way out for some kids, but Charlie found his own way out. On a routine basis he and his child gang plundered every shop they came across, robbing them of their food to put on the family table and their goods to sell on.At the age of 13 and always bunking off school, he went on to make further progress in his way of life. With his baby face and dressed as an office boy in blazer, shirt and tie, he was darting in and out of the office buildings in the city centre of Liverpool, raiding their cash draws and safes.Quote from Charlie: ‘We had one of the best little firms in Huyton, we got up to all kinds of things- fighting, robbery, you name it. Nobody could stop us or so I thought. I was scared of nothing and of nobody- especially the bizzies (police). In 1954 and at the tender age of 14 I was earning more money than a professional adult. I was the poor richest teenager in Liverpool.’A Streetwise Kid is a brilliant combination of narrative writing, memoir and biography. A true story of a childhood villain and his young gang growing up in war torn Liverpool.