Newquay, The Island c.1960

Memories of Newquay


HOLIDAYS, WITH MY UNCLE HARRY HUXTABLE AND AUNTY LILL - AND THEIR SIX LOVELY DAUGHTERS; PLAYING WITH BRIDGET ROSEVEAR AND HER BROTHER PETER FROM THE TOBACCONIST/BARBER SHOP , SWIMMING IN THE HARBOUR AND TOWAN BEACH. THE BOWLING GREEN, HAWKEYS COACHES, RAWLE'S FISH AND CHIPS, AND OH SO MANY MORE!

My parents were friends of the Lukes and as my father was in the war, and Birmingham was getting more bombing, it was decided to send me down to auntie Dorothy. I enjoyed down there, although I was only 4yrs old I still remember how on a Sunday afternoon we would walk down Fore Street and then along to the (...Read full memory)

Spent many happy hours on Killacourt Putting Green - late '60s/early '70s. Remember when it was 6d. a round & my best round, I think, was 34! There was a choice of putter - the traditional or the modern green-handled flathead.

I remember there used to be a old MTb boat down on the creek I think she was called The Ada. I heard that there was a storm down there and she was torn from her moorings. As a child on holiday with my parents I used to go down there and sit on her decks drinking home made lemonade - I can taste it now 50 yrs on.

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