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AS i child i used to go on the annual trip to the seaside on coaches organised by walkley working mens club, i remember there being loads of us ( several coaches full ) no parents only a few chaparones and everybody getting spending money , bottles of pop ( strawberry cresta being my favourite ) , crisps , food etc all provided by the club free ( from our parents subs etc ) i remember having a great time on these trips only can,t remember where we went probably somewhere close on the east coast , skeggy cleethorpes etc ,I do remember however when one the coaches crashed on the way back home from a said trip and getting back to the club and all the parents waiting outside the club to see which kid was on which coach and who was injured ( no mobiles in those days ! ) in the end i think there were only minor injuries from broken glass etc . Did anybody else go one these or any other club trips ? and what are your memories of them ?

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Tag on your coat in case you got lost, I went with my brother and friends with Bellhouse Road WMC and it was usually Cleethorpes where we ended up, a great day out was had by all.

 

Me too. Then when we got back, one of the commitee chaps would get kids up on the stage to sing a song or tell a joke for a shilling. Afterwards we would all file out through the side door and get a carrier bag with some fruit and a bag of crisps.:)

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I can recall going with (I think!) The Darnall libs to Cleethorpes, I spent all my cash on a Sheffield made Bowie knife with a stacked leather handle (Joseph Rodgers!!) and as soon as I got home, my dad took it off me :rant:(He hated knives, airguns etc)..

 

 

Biggsy :)

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Southey Green's annual trip was to Cleethorpes. I remember the coaches lined all the way up Southey Green Road. After arriving in Cleethorpes, we were forced to line up at a restaurant just off the promenade. There we were served an awful meal of fish and chips, then we were given, I think 2/6 in cash, and a bunch of tickets for the various funfair rides. A brown luggage type of label was attached to our clothing indicating our names, and who we were with, and we were let loose on Cleethorpes for a few hours. In all the years I went, I can't remember anyone getting lost, or even being late for the homeward journey.

 

I think I remember having to queue at a cafe for a sit down dinner of fish and chips, or was this a dream?
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We went with Tinsley Club mostly to Cleethorpes. Half a crown, bottle of pop and a bag of crisps and some tickets for free rides in Wonderland, then fish and chips it was the only trip to the sea side we got we were so excited about going I dont think we slept for days before the trip. I cant ever remember anybody causing trouble or getting lost we just had a lovely day.

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