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Holidays in the UK
Where did you used to go ?
#1
Sparked by something said in the COVID thread about foreign travel being a nightmare for years to come.. made me think..
Where did you used to go on holiday as a kid ?

I'm probably talking to the mature here. All the yoofs probably went to Florida or the Seychelles.


We usually ended up in Dawlish in Devon. Fond memories.
Haven't been back since childhood but looking on Google it looks much the same these days.
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#2
New Forest, Devon, one year we went to Norfolk. We never had family holidays abroad.
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#3
My family history has a serious WWII background. My Mother was widowed after being married barely six months following a U Boat attack on an Arctic Convoy escort vessel off the North Cape of Norway in a bleak January. Only 2 survivors from the ship's company of 250+ survived. Post this she remarried and I came along. This background wasn't talked about at all, understandably as I can now accept.

Bizarrely however during August in the 1960's Mother, she taught and had long summer breaks, and I would go on a rather extraordinary two location holiday year after year. I didn't question why we'd end up in East Acton, Erconwald Street, I remember that even now and be housed by an 'Aunt', who made an extraordinary beef and tomato casserole another vivid memory, and visit the sights. We'd then travel by train down to Bexhill to another 'Aunt' living on Sidley Street, yes another memory etched into the grey matter, for a week on the Sussex Coast.

Many years later it clicked that these two elderly ladies and the people we met there were actually close relatives of the Stoker lost during WWII. My Father never accompanied us there, or on day trips to Torquay where another more distant relative of my mother's first husband lived.

It's startling when I relate this tale how many other second marriage of WWII widows, children, experienced similar, bizarre, out of the ordinary experiences with trips to other 'strange' non current familial 'relatives' up to the mid 1970's when as time had passed these 'relatives' also had passed on.
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#4
We used to go to the Isle of Harris, it has beautiful white sandy beaches and blue waters. In the height of summer, you get some scorchers too.
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#5
We used to rotate between Devon (Totnes area) and the Lake District (Windermere area). We also had the odd trip to Tenby in Wales.

Incredible as it seems I’ve never abroad with my parents though all of us have been abroad many times!
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#6
You guys should submit these ideas to the British Tourist Board. Approve
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(13-10-2020, 05:36 PM)KernowChris Wrote: It's startling when I relate this tale how many other second marriage of WWII widows, children, experienced similar, bizarre, out of the ordinary experiences with trips to other 'strange' non current familial 'relatives' up to the mid 1970's when as time had passed these 'relatives' also had passed on.

Such an interesting story, KK, Approve

Mine's more mundane - we always went to Weymouth when I was kid,

My abiding memories are the pebble beach (the sand was always too packed for my parents), the brilliant open fronted shops along the front (selling anything from sticks of rock to weird hard-to-find vinyl LPs), & the floral clock,

It's been nearly 30 years since I've been. Might have to check it out next summer, Smile
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#8
I always thought going back would somehow taint the golden memories of childhood.. but my brother took his Mrs to see Dawlish a couple of years ago and they loved it.
Maybe one day I'll return. Like the Littlest Hobo

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#9
^^^ And you can have fun in the foliage. Giddy
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#10
We used to go to Butlins at Skegness & Center Parcs alot, have some great memories there and typically the East Coast, Scarbrough, Filey e.g 

I still love the East Coast....apart from Bridlington   Rolleyes
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#11
I haven't had a UK mainland holiday for about 20 years. Flew to Southampton & picked up a hire car to 'tootle' around Norfolk/Suffolk for a week. We didn't book any accom in advance, just stayed wherever we happened to be late afternoon - hotels only as I can't abide guest houses. Smile
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(15-10-2020, 08:45 AM)Icart Cruiser Wrote: We didn't book any accom in advance, just  stayed wherever we happened to be late afternoon - hotels only as I can't abide guest houses.  Smile

I've found that if you arrive in a city without a room reservation it's best to plan to arrive early, before noon.  By late afternoon it's sometimes hard to find a place to stay.  I don't know much about Norfolk/Suffolk though.
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#13
We used to go to a little caravan park in Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire. 

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#14
That looks stunning.
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#15
Fine, different country, but we'd regularly travel over on the ferry from Dublin to Hollyhead and then drive to Blackpool. Still have VERY fond memories, to the point that some part of me wants to go back as an adult...
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#16
I stand to be corrected, but Blackpool is one place that has not stood the test of time well. Last time I went it was a complete shithole, plagued with lager louts and hen parties.
Surrounds are nice though. Lytham particularly.
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(17-10-2020, 02:15 PM)ladsnet Wrote: I stand to be corrected, but Blackpool is one place that has not stood the test of time well. Last time I went it was a complete shithole, plagued with lager louts and hen parties.
Surrounds are nice though. Lytham particularly.

Been a good 25 years or so since there, and when I think back logically about it, can't see why I would like at all if I went now. and would judge/compare to Disney or that.
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#18
As a non-Brit I somehow had the impression you all went to Butlin's in Skegness Smile  Wink  Tongue
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#19
Most of my favourite holiday places are less than two hours from me which I love, Northumberland and Yourkshire are excellent.
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#20
I went to Northumberland a few years back - beautiful part of the country. Driving along the NE coast was stunning!
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