60th Anniversary - a Memory of Whitegate.

'' In 1955 Marton Camp School came alive
sponsored by Northumberland who didn't even know it was built on sand ''
Marton wonderful Marton
Marton wonderful Marton
Marton is the place for me.
'' Swimming pool is very small
hardly holds no water at all Polkinghorn fell in one day
he go down the plug and the people all say''
Marton wonderful Marton...........
'' Dormitories are very good
cardboard walls and a roof made of wood central heating is very fine
wake up in the morning and your cold as iron ''
Marton wonderful Marton..........
Commander Redman has a beard on his chin
his stomach goes out and his chest goes in he's hard on his staff
you should see them all run
when he goes in the house for his double barrel gun ''
Marton wonderful Marton.........
'' Mr Wash has a bungalow
and a very nice lady to keep it so we all like to watch his new TV
and all enjoy his company''
Marton wonderful Marton....

The calypso written by Mr Browel and Mr Grey for the first appearance of
''The Crossed Sausages ''
60 years ago this month ( April 1955 ) I was one of the '' Ambassadors''
as Mr Wash called us. Where have the years gone ?
I was Joan Common then of Lindisfarne House

 Comments & Feedback

Thu Apr 1st 2021, at 7:03 pm
Sylvia Jones commented:
That’s wonderful Joan - I was there early 60’s Coquet Dorm

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