'Taking a train to Southend...' and other memories

Elizabeth Court Reminisce About Holidays

By Lu Pearson

Photo: Illustrative image for the ''Taking a train to Southend...' and other memories' page

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Photo: Illustrative image for the ''Taking a train to Southend...' and other memories' page

Photo from the WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

The group discuss their memories of holidays they have taken.
Tom

'I remember going camping in Washington and Findon, one-time we were taken to Worthing to go swimming in the sea.  I was so ill I had to go off to hospital'.

Pat

'I looked forward to the holidays, we would go riding in the country in Australia. We would stay with friends I remember his poodle dog that we dressed up like a little doll and pushed around in a pram, the poor thing was so hot, we had dressed it all up in these clothes. We were offered a dolly to play with but I think we liked the fact that moved'.

Joyce

'Well I lived in London and so in the holidays we would go down to the coast, taking a train to Southend for a day trip'.

Derek

'There was one time when a whole gang of us went up to Devils Dyke, we cycled up the old railway track. Another time I remember being taken to Burgess Hill to the fair - think it was called 'Streets'.'

Acknowledgements

The Elizabeth Court Reminiscence sessions were facilitated by WRVS volunteers Rod Patterson and Lyn Strong.

This page was added by Lu Pearson on 08/05/2009.

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