60's Walsh's.

A Memory of Skegness.

Walsh's in the 60s was a very happy time for me and I have great memories of when Mum and Dad,me Grandma and Grandad shared a caravan for a fortnight.The caravan was tucked away in the corner behind the arcade situated next to a ditch.
I can always remember laying on the bed/settee listening to the bingo numbers being called and nodding off to the tones of ''top of the shop 90''.It always seemed an adventure fetching water from a nearby tap for the kettle and cooking etc.We always loved our walks down Winthorpe Avenue to the beach to play football and cricket and a ride on the donkeys.
I can still remember the family who had the arcade on Walsh's their names were Mr and Mrs Hall and they had a son called Vince.I imagine they wont be alive now,but I think their son might be.Iwas told he had an arcade near Jacksons Point[near wear the boatyard is now].If anyone knows the Halls I would love to know what happened to them and Vince.I spent many a night in their arcade playing prize bingo with Mum and Grandma and won quite a lot and took back home loads of things because of the number of wins we had as they accumulated during the fortnight.How we got them all in the car I don't know.We've been back nearly every year since then now with my wife and children.I still get a tingle when we go past the plot where the caravan used to be unfortunately they don't have the prize bingo ther now as its all fruit machines and other amusements,but its not changed much and love it just as much.I cant wait to go back again soon and i'll always have Winthorpe close to my heart and of course not forgetting the famous Linga Longa fish and chip shop.Happy days.

Added 31 May 2016


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ps. if anybody would like to comment on my memory it would be great.
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