Youth Club And Cadets

A Memory of Boscombe

I have had some wonderful memories brought back to me durting the last few days. I attended St George's Youth Club for a number of years and had great fun at Christmas when we produced a pantomime in the Church Hall.

I spent several summer holidays working at the Overstrand, washing up, clearing tables and eventually selling sandwiches, coffee etc. at exhorbitant prices.

My brother played euphonium, trumpet and eventually trombone in the silver band, later leaving home to join the Royal Artillery at Woolwich as a bandsman. He also played cello for his orchesteral appearances. One year he and a mate brought the house down at a parents concert by playing tea for two on harmonising teapots with mouth pieces in the spouts.

Another memory has just popped up, not strictly Boscombe, I was in the CCF at Bournemouth Scool and our annual camp in 1966 was in Germany when England won the World Cup.

Most years the Youth Club had a long weekend at Avon Tyrrell, staying in Nissen huts for both dormitories and eating. Those were wonderful days.

A memory shared by Graham Francis , on Jun 20th, 2010.

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