St Peters School
I used to go to St Peters School across the road from this church. We had to walk over the road to go to church on special occasions, Christmas, Easter etc.. It seemed huge to me then, but not now. My mum and aunties were married here. We used to live up the road in Crowhill Avenue.
Memories of South Humberside
I believe the elephant in the picture was named Tanya. I have fond memories of the zoo as my father Dave Mosley moved us from Derby to Cleethorpes in 1965 as he was employed by the zoo to do some building work, we as kids used to get to pet the animals, my favourite memory must be of stroking Calypso the killer whale.
I Played With This Bear Cub
My cousin worked at Cleethorpe Marina Zoo and I went in with her during summer holidays. I recall going in the pen and playing with this baby bear, I was about 9 years old. She also let me go in with the dolphins, they pulled me round their big pool in a dinghy. A lllama baby died whilst I was there and she also had to kill baby chicks to feed to the snakes. What an experience eh - no health and safety in those days and such fun too x
My First Love at Beacholme
I was probably only about 8 years old but I remember it oh so well. It was upstairs in the disco, she came from Leeds. We spent more holidays here than I can remember as a child, me, my sister Lorraine and my mam and dad Doreen and Maurice Horne. Sadly my dad's not with us now. We had some lovely times. I used to love the zoo which is now of course pPeasure Island. Oh and the paddling pool up by the boating lake.
I remember vaguely seeing trolley buses and motor buses which were converted into living accomodation, even a tram car with the upstairs windows painted out,that would have been the sleeping quarters I would imagine, and at the eastern edge of the camp were tents, mostly ex-army. We must remember that the war was not long over and people had to make do with what was available. About 1953, I was stood at door of the camp club across the road, we kids could sit at rear of the club outside as there was a kind of shelter where we have bottles of pop and crisps brought out by our parents. My mum told me who the "old man" on the stage was, it was the late (Sir) Bernard Miles who was doing his stage act. I can also recollect seeing lots of rusty barbed wire strewn along the beach, another legacy left over from the war. At that time as you came into the camp the wooden reception office was... Read more
A Bike Ride
I recall one of my younger days where I and a young girlfriend of mine decided to go on a biking holiday. I bought two Dawes Racing bikes which were equipped with panniers. Off we went from Royston, near Barnsley where we'd have to through some parts of Sheffield's hilly districts. We had our sleeping bags and slept in individual bags, only a few inches apart. It was eight o'clock in the morning when we were to wake up only to find a policeman standing over us. All he wanted to know was if either one of us were runaways, he then bid us goodbye. The next stage of our visit was for us to camp in some field off the roadside; we got straw and made ourselves a bed to lay on. Finally, we got to Cleethorpes when I suddenly realised that Bryony was not behind me anymore. I turned back round and after ten minutes I was to find her bike against a shop, the store had just... Read more
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