Lemonade Floats, Penny Arcades and Pier Shows in Blackpool

My first clear holiday memories are of Blackpool and until I was eight, I went there every year with my mum and dad and my grandma and grandpa and sometimes my Aunty Margaret too. ¬†We stayed for a week, had a wonderful time and I always cried when we left. We only lived 70 miles away in the heart of … Read More

Isle of Wight – scene of my first big adventure

It was the end of June 1977. I stood on the deck of the ferry to the Isle of Wight headed across the Solent for the coastal town of Ryde. By my side was a very large case, filled with many different outfits, many pairs of shoes. How different from today, when my Trundler’s mantra is ‘always travel light.’ I … Read More