The Annual Family Holidays in England

 

Do you remember your family holidays near the sea? No?
Then read this wonderful post by Andrew Petcher.
That will take you back to your childhood.

 

Family holiday

By Andrew Petcher.

When I was a boy in the 1950s and 1960s family holidays came once a year and were rotated tri-annually between a caravan in Norfolk, a caravan in Cornwall and a caravan in Wales. I’m not being ungrateful because these holidays were great fun and in those days it was all that my parents could afford.

Bad weather didn’t stop us going to the beach however and even if it was blowing a howling gale or there was some drizzle in the air we would be off to enjoy the sea. If the weather was really bad we would put up a windbreak and huddle together inside it to try and keep warm.

Most of the time it was necessary to keep a woolly jumper on and in extreme cases a hat as well and Wellington boots were quite normal. As soon as the temperature reached about five degrees centigrade or just slightly below we would be stripped off and sent for a dip in the wickedly cold North Sea in a sort of endurance test that I believe is even considered too tough to be included as part of Royal Marine Commando basic training.

In the sea

Read the full post on the Andrew’s blog…
You will get a real pleasure.

7 Responses to “The Annual Family Holidays in England”

  1. wordsfromanneli Says:

    Thanks for posting Andrew’s holidays. Those were the backwards days! But fun too.

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  2. Pam Says:

    Simply wonderful!

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  3. fortyandeverythingafter Says:

    Oh yes, this brings back memories of childhood holidays, with flasks of tea and sandwiches on some windy, rainy hillside or beach. Character building I think my dad called it 🙂

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