I moved to Bournemouth in 1954 when my dad got a job there with Williams Deacons Bank. He bought a house at 84 Petersfield Road, Boscombe. I went to Southbourne Junior School which was about two miles away so most of my friends were the ones I met in the cub pack at the St Saviour's church hall - the 14th Bournemouth.
It was great fun - I was just 8 when I started so they taught me to catch a ball, go for long cycle rides, to skip, to play 'wide games' in the fields and to explore the area. There was so much that we eight and nine year olds could do together on light summer evenings. Sometimes we went as far as Boscombe Pier!
Our cubmaster was Mr Babcock and he had a son in the cubs too. I wonder where all those boys are now as we must all be senior citizens now!
A memory shared byon Dec 7th, 2008.
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