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Thought you migh like this from the 60s
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baldy.smith wrote:I never ever went anywhere for a holiday when I was a kid.
first time away from Shields was a day trip with the Sally Army
to Saltwell Park. when I was 14 years old. Next time I went
anywhere was to Durham City for the day with my school
class, on an educational trip. Later on when still 15 I went
on another day trip to Trimdon Dean.
I never had a proper holiday until I was 19 years old, when
I cycled around England.
Making up for it now though. :D

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We never went on holiday either in the 50s and early 60s but went on street trips. Crimdon Dean I think it was, was a favourite
Seahouses was a good one. I never thought it strange that we would go away to other seaside places when we had the same things in Shields.

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I went to Crimdon Dene about 1966. I was 5.

The caravan was blue and had no wheels on, just sat on the ground and was freezing. When I made my way to the public toilets I was threatened not to go back past this guys caravan (Big lad - he must have been at least 8 years old) so I tried to find another way back and got lost.

I was found by the warden. With my balaclava helmet on they thought I was a boy so the man who rescued me shouted through his megaphone "has anyone lost a little boy". My mam & dad claimed me after a long, long time :)

Did any other lady sanddancers wear this wooly helmet? :(


It's just me innit? :oops:

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All the kids wore balaclava's when I was a kid.
They were great in the winter. :wink:

After the war; the Army and Navy store must have
sold millions of them, army khaki, navy blue, airforce blue/grey.


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Did any other lady sanddancers wear this wooly helmet?
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:oops: i did too Stottie...had two brothers ,,so i had to... :D

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Mine was khaki :D

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navy blue...or black ..i had two to pick from.. :D

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Hello Anna, I see by you avatar that you have your black one on at the minute - much smarter than my chain mail type haha!

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I had a couple of runny nostrils to pick from, but a balaclava?
Used to eat that at Easter!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Heh-heh!! Had a blue one, and a red one, and a black one.
Still have a red fleece one - need it for shovellin' snow over here!!!

Still prefer baklava, though!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Barny A RED ONE!!!!

You've always been a superstar =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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StottieCake wrote:Barny A RED ONE!!!!

You've always been a superstar =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

Red, to match the colour of his long johns. :lol:

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BALDY!!!!
YOU'VE BEEN PEEKING AGAIN!!! [-X

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Nothing's safe anymore!! :roll:
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I used to wear a black balaclava,

to match my short johns.

Didn't have to wash the black ones so often. :D

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great photo i forgot some of the chalets where on two levels, hard to think that in those days parents would leave their children alone and go out for a pint and if they started to cry it was put over the tanoy system for them to come back, try doing that now and you would get locked up

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So there isn't a Butlins in Portugal then?

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As promised...

On the chairlift...
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Top o' the wheel..
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Aerial 1968...
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Indoor Pool...
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Aaargh - me knobbly knees...
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Outdoor pool...
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Wor lad, sprayin' the fools...
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Mess Hall (York) 1966..
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On the beach...
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Outside the Beachcomber Bar...
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Inside the Beachcomber...
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Help - I can't row...
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On the corner...
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Regency Theatre Bar...
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Look at the muscles!!!
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Fantastic photo's Barney, thanks for posting them.

Looks like everyone was having a great time and nice to see some real summer sunshine :D

Along with other photo's, memories and links in Jimmy's original article, they really are a blast from the past. Great nostalgia.

Can anyone remember press reports saying planning permission was given (or about to be given) to Butlins to build a resort along the leas.
Apparently they saw this as an ideal piece of land to build on, but the was some sort of problem with it's green field status.
Can you imagine that ? And just how busy would the Bamburgh have been then ?

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malaymac wrote:Fantastic photo's Barney, thanks for posting them.

Looks like everyone was having a great time and nice to see some real summer sunshine :D

Along with other photo's, memories and links in Jimmy's original article, they really are a blast from the past. Great nostalgia.

Can anyone remember press reports saying planning permission was given (or about to be given) to Butlins to build a resort along the leas.
Apparently they saw this as an ideal piece of land to build on, but the was some sort of problem with it's green field status.
Can you imagine that ? And just how busy would the Bamburgh have been then ?
Hi malaymac,

there certainly was an attempt by Billy Butlin to build a camp where eventually Gypsies Green stadium was built.
The camp would have been much bigger, of course.
It would have been a great employment and services boon to the town, and might still have been there today.
I always thought it was Marshalls, who owned the fairground and other amusements, that persuaded the council to put the kibosh on the camp, as it would have just about put him out of business.
The green field status was a cover.

Sad they didn't have the cohones to do it.

That's just a few of the photos I have, but most of them feature my family, rather than the camp features.
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curly wrote:So there isn't a Butlins in Portugal then?

I think that's gone over most peoples heads, Curly. :D


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