In this week's chapter of Feltham Made Me our boys have been let out of Feltham School and unleashed onto the Big Bad World - except for Jerry who's staying on to do his 'A' levels.

Dermott lends a disruptive hand on his old man's building site, while Peter hopes to crack the big time by selling carpet cleaning door to door. The band's early rehearsals are rather unmusical and noisy, but at least they can agree on a name.

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PETER WYATT
Leave school and get a job. Sounds straightforward, don't it? First thing Monday I get down the job centre and look at the cards - washer-upper, bin-man, kitchen cleaner. Of course what I should have been doing was learning a proper, decent trade - builder, car mechanic, something like that. But I wanted money fast. 
 
MICHELLE BAXTER
I loved making clothes, so I thought I'd make a go at doing it for a living. There was a course in fashion design at Richmond College. Dad wasn't into it, he thought I should get out into the big bad world - be a secretary, and get bossed around by some grumpy old git. So me and Mum did a number on him.
 
PETER WYATT
Then I saw the card - “Want to make SERIOUS money? Do you want that FAST car? Live in the that BIG House?” I thought - I wouldn't mind. The job was selling carpet cleaning door to door. They interviewed me over the phone and I must have made a good impression because they told me I could start straight away. Then they asked if I had any mates who could do the work - and I immediately thought of Dermott.
 
MICHELLE BAXTER
What was a lot harder was persuading Dad to let me go on holiday in Spain with Terry. Even Mum didn't approve of that. In the end I made up a terrible lie - and told them both I was going to the Norfolk broads for a week with Samantha. I had to steal my passport out of Mum's drawer. God! I hate lying.
 
DERMOTT COLLINS
The first Monday after I left school, Dad pops in and says - “So what are you up today?” I said - “I dunno, get down the DHSS and get me dole sorted out I guess.“
 
FRANK COLLINS (Dermott’s father)
There is no way any son of mine was ever going to be drawing dole. I know what people say about the Irish - lazy good for nothing. Well we ain't. We work twice as hard, and I wasn't going to let Dermott give the bigots any ammunition.
 
DERMOTT COLLINS
Then I picks up me brother's geetar. Remembering what Jerkski said on Friday night - about forming a band. I spent the whole morning playing along to Rocket to Russia. Over and over again. Cobra comes around saying - “The sun is out, let's get out on the lash.” I said - ”Easy brother I'm really getting into this.”
 
FRANK COLLINS
So later that week I sorted Dermott some work on the site. Just carrying and lifting, going to the shops. Nightmare!
 
DERMOTT COLLINS
The first thing them navvies on Dads's sight get me on was the kettle detail. I ain't no mug - I made the tea so badly - they never asked me again. Then I had to help knock down a wall.
 
FRANK COLLINS
We started him on the easy stuff. Dust and debris everywhere - in our hair, face and eyes.
 
DERMOTT COLLINS
Peter told me how builders would always gee up the new lad on the site. Make clowns out of them by sending them on errands for a long stand. Make them wait in the corner and say - “There you are - you've had your long stand.” Or send them to the suppliers to get a tin of stripey paint, and they get laughed at. Well they weren't going to do that to Titus .
This builder asks me to get down the yard and get some rubber gromitts. I told him to stick his rubber gromitts  - the wind-up merchant.