School Trip At Whitsun - a Memory of Porthleven.

I remember travelling from Luton in Bedfordshire during the late 1950s and early 1960s to spend a week at Mrs Sampson's Harbour House boarding facilities. My father used to drive the coach overnight from Luton and we would stop in Honiton on the way. If we were early we would also stop in Truro for a short time. The building in question is seen in this photo at the extreme right hand side and later was taken over and transformed into what is now the Harbour Hotel. It was merged with the then Commercial Hotel which was next door. In the late 1960s the hotel was smaller inside than it is now and had murals of sea disasters all around the bar area.

A memory shared by Michael Bream on Dec 29th, 2011. Send Michael Bream a message.

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Wed Jan 31st 2018, at 7:53 pm
rmynheer commented:
I remember it well. Mum use to make me serve the meals. All the girls use to sit on the wall waiting for the coach to arrive.have a photo of the coach on the Quay with all the boys. Good memories. Ruth was sampson
Wed Jan 31st 2018, at 11:11 pm
Michael Bream commented:
Can you tell me, are Peter or Michael Hitchens still alive. Do
Jack Stintons daughters still live in Porthleven. Do you remember a girl called Carol Seyers or Sayers?
I also remember old Joe, a fisherman that walked with a bit of a limp and Jack & Beanie Minors from Gibson Way


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