Paternoster Square was a new development built in 1961 immediately behind or north of St. Paul's Cathedral in the city of London. The area, which takes its name from Paternoster Row — a street down which the monks of the medieval St Paul's would walk, chanting the Lord's Prayer (Pater Noster means Our Father) — was devastated by aerial bombardment in the Blitz of World War II.
That summer a group of us had our lunch in the courtyard of the building and watched Julie Christie filming parts of "Billy Liar". The rest was filmed in Sheffield.
The daily commute was quite long. I had a ten minute walk to pick up the double decker bus and then an hour bus trip to the tube station and about 40 minutes on the underground and then a ten minute walk again. To arrive in time for 8:30 I had to get up pretty early. I also had a 9pm curfew if I did not get home on time I was not allowed out on the weekends. Since I took night school classes in Pitmans College en route home three times a week this did not allow for much of a social life.