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« on: March 24, 2017, 11:42:10 AM »

What was the best and what was the worst day trip you have been.
Lets be hearing from you.
Best wishes
Gerald.
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2017, 04:22:59 PM »

The only day trips I've been on was way back in the sixties and only then because I used to drive the coach.  Weston and Cheddar were very popular as not too far away and nice beaches with entertainment.  Rhyl, Colwyn bay and Llandudno were also very popular but not on Sunday's if I remember correctly.  We often go on continental coach tours nowadays but the obvious (to me) backhanders tend to aggravate me now.
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 02:03:37 PM »

Both my parents worked even in the summer holidays and my friend and I would book day trips with Bowens in our local newsagents (didn't even get questioned and we were only 13) our parents wasn't even aware we were going. We went to Rhyl, Barry Island and of course Weston-Super-Mare. We had great fun and seemed to have plenty of money to spend. However one of these trips turned out to be awful, we took our friend who was only 11 and her parents were not aware their daughter was in Rhyl instead of Birmingham. There was a swimming baths there with a wave machine she kept going under and nearly drowned a life guard had to get her out then asked where her parents were, we explained we were alone as you can imagine we got into a lot of trouble when the coach pulled up at the Happy Trooper pub all parents were waiting!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 02:50:03 PM »

Hello
What trips do you remember.
A few years ago ( many years ago ) I came to Wales and ran 3 full marathons in 3 days.
To raise money for charities.
Thy are running in London today so all those great memories came back. Now I struggle
to walk 3 Steps.
The route we went Was from Rhader to Aber........ and back, not all of it on roads. The views from
the tops was stunning.
On the last day we all took the last mile very gently so we all went over the line together in
a sudden spurt.
Great days and great memories. Anyone ever asking me for  loan found me quick out of the blocks.
Keep jogging
Gerald.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 04:50:04 PM »

I was talking to a lady today and she told me of one of her daytrips from school was a visit to Chelmsley Hospital. Now anyone you knows Birmingham would know what sort of people this establishment holds. Now don't forget these are young kids can you imagine if that happened today.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2018, 05:25:51 PM »

Hello Townie
This is true. They used to do some growing there and one day I made a visit.
One of the teenagers threw a fit and dropped down dead. Honestly I did not
frighten him. The staff said it was expected.
They had a few violent characters their. Kept running off.
Thats life or was it death.
Gerald.
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2018, 06:12:58 PM »

Forgot to say she attended Lea Village school.
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2018, 07:21:21 PM »

Never heard of Chelmsley Hospital,only one I knew was Marston Maternity hospital,what year was she at Lea Village .
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2018, 07:31:11 PM »

Hello Ed
It consisted of several very large Victorian house. Probably held about 40 people. Several acres of land formed the grounds.
Quite a few were sedated.
Had to watch your back although some seemed quite normal.
Not a place for a day trip from school.
Keep sane and keep posting.
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2018, 07:43:50 PM »

Hi Gerald,try to keep sane and mobile,the sane parts ok but like you it's the mobility that's the trouble.Aint it great to get outside in the sunshine.Must say we have had a good share of it this week.Scipios got himself an allotment ,keeps in touch by P M we have good chats about growing things.keep well ed
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2018, 09:09:41 PM »

Hello Ed
It consisted of several very large Victorian house. Probably held about 40 people. Several acres of land formed the grounds.
Quite a few were sedated.
Had to watch your back although some seemed quite normal.
Not a place for a day trip from school.
Keep sane and keep posting.
Gerald.

Ed She is 79 now will be 80 this year. So I would say about 53/54
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2018, 10:20:04 PM »

Townie ,I was there till 54 from 1950 might have known her but we were seperate boys and girls schools
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2018, 05:40:21 PM »

Townie ,I was there till 54 from 1950 might have known her but we were seperate boys and girls schools

Ed I'll find out for definite the date she was there and what road she lived in.
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2018, 09:09:21 AM »

Ask her if Mrs Cowley was headmistress,Mr Cowley was the Boys headmaster.
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