Holidays in Wartime

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by CornwallPhil, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. CornwallPhil

    CornwallPhil Senior Member

    For those of you enjoying a staycation this year or those just dreaming of an ideal holiday, this blog article on holidays in wartime Cornwall might be of interest seeing how a previous generation coped with restriction and made do in the circumstances:
    https://www.philhadleypublications.com/blog
     
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  5. CornwallPhil

    CornwallPhil Senior Member

    Surfing in Cornwall first recorded late Victorian period.
    Became popular in late 1920s/early 1930s.
     
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  6. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    Immediately after my Father arrived home after demob, I along with my Brother and Sister were packed of too Wales for a fortnight on a Gov. sponsored holiday, I believe these holidays were available to all married ex Servicemen with kids to allow them to have some alone time with their wives (And most likely breed a lot of Boomer Babies)
     
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  8. CornwallPhil

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    Yes, same photographer, same beach in Newquay, same date, as the first two in my blog article. I wanted the article to be wider than just James Jarche and Newquay so only used two of his. Likewise with Robert Astrella I could have used any number including ones of the G7 Summit beach at Carbis Bay.
    But thanks for posting the war workers pic and helping to make this thread more interesting.
     
  9. von Poop

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    Can't work out if they're immediately post-war as '1945', but there's a really nice set on Filey Holiday camp re-opening on IWM:
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    HOLIDAY CAMP GETS GOING AGAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BUTLIN'S HOLIDAY CAMP, FILEY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945. © IWM (D 25922)
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    HOLIDAY CAMP GETS GOING AGAIN: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A BUTLIN'S HOLIDAY CAMP, FILEY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945. © IWM (D 25921)
    IWM Non Commercial License
    1915:
    "On 16th November 1915 near La Brique, France, a man was badly wounded and lying in the open unable to move, in full view of and about 350 yards from the enemy's trenches. A corporal of the RAMC and Private Caffrey at once started to rescue him, but at the first attempt were driven back by shrapnel fire. They tried again and succeeded in reaching and bandaging the wounded man, but just as they were lifting him up, the RAMC corporal was shot in the head. Private Caffrey bandaged the corporal and helped him back to safety, and then returned and brought in the other wounded man."
    John J Caffrey VC - victoriacross
     
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  10. Owen

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    Chatting with my Mum today .
    I knew she used to get put on the train by her Mum in Swindon & travel down to south Wales to stay with her Grandmother.
    That started when she was 8 which would be the summer of '44.
    Yes, a lone 8 year old on the train.
    Different times.
     
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  11. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    Would being an evacuee count? I spent a year or two with my aunt and cousins in Rothbury, a pretty Northumbrian town.They were from Newcastle which was at risk.
    As for the seaside, civilians were banned especially on the east coast because of risk of invasion.
     
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