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June 1958 A Frightening Experience!!!!

A Memory of Lowestoft.

It was my 4th birthday and we were staying in Caister at the Sycamore Camp in a caravan that my Parents had hired for a 2 week holiday.
So the date 13th June 1958 and we took a trip in Dad's old car up to Lowestoft.
After the usual cup of tea or bottle of Fanta and a Ham roll  in the Fisherman's Cafe on Whaplode Road we continued to get on with the business in hand.
Primarily to order some Bloaters to be sent home for my Granddad.
Whilst there we went and sat on the beach close to the old Punch and Judy booth and waited for the show to begin.
Suddenly the show began and all the kids and might I say some of the parents were totally transfixed by the antics in the brightly coloured booth.
It was at this time that I had the shock of my short life when Mr.Punch announced that a kid from Sheffield called Brian had a birthday that day and that he was all of 4 years old.
Being a very shy kid I ran the full length of the beach and when my Dad caught up with me I had filled my new pair of khaki shorts!!!!!!!
Since finding this site I have been in contact with the Punch and Judy Professor Bryan Clarke who has given me the name of the Professor in those days.
So the name of Franklin Spence will live with me for the rest of my life   boy did he give me the most frightening day of my life.
Not only that but memories of those holidays will last with me forever.

With thanks to Brian Green for this memory of Lowestoft

Added 26 October 2007


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