I WAS born into a working-class family living in the North East and, like Sue Nelson (The Press, ‘‘When tea is dinner’’ November 19), we had breakfast dinner and tea.

When I started work in 1955, aged 15, I took sandwiches to eat at the dinner break and went home after work for a cooked meal.

My husband and I never use the word lunch.

At home it is still breakfast, dinner and tea and when we go out to eat it is for a meal. The word lunch is just a non-word as far as we are concerned.

Mrs M Robinson, Broadway, York.