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80sChav
07-05-2012, 17:21
When I went into Town today to do some shopping etc, it had me thinking of Bank Holidays of yester-year, often they'd act as an exscuse for a Spring/Autumn Clean/Clear Out/go to a Car Boot Sale or find something out of everything I collect i'd not found in ages or do something not the norm, like (as I got older) go to a Country Pak or a big Shopping Mall.

All this seem's to not be so now for me I feel/think, I don't know why (I suppose the fast pace of life or may-be i've done all these thing's and got the T-Shirt). Still i'[ve got very fond memories of such day's - like at my Gran's - having Tea in the Afternoon, as we tret it similar to a Sunday etc and may-be had a Sandwhich then Trifle for Tea. I doubt these may happen again (though when i'm in my 50s/60s who know's). It would be great for any replies, if other members did similar etc.

Thanks,

80sChav

Heather74
07-05-2012, 17:53
I dont really remember bank holidays as a kid, not even the excitement of an extra day off school
All bank holidays mean to me then and now are closed shops, rain and a James Bond film. :(

sf1378
07-05-2012, 18:17
I remember how quiet the streets became on Bank Hols in the past.

Trickyvee
07-05-2012, 19:31
I dont really remember bank holidays as a kid, not even the excitement of an extra day off school
All bank holidays mean to me then and now are closed shops, rain and a James Bond film. :(

I don't remember bank holidays from my childhood either. As a teenager though it was another matter. Bank Holiday Monday = going down Whitley Bay from about 2pm and drinking until 2am the following morning, then getting up after about an hours sleep for work/college. I'd like to say I enjoyed it but I never really did.

Sly
07-05-2012, 22:20
I dont really remember bank holidays as a kid, not even the excitement of an extra day off school
All bank holidays mean to me then and now are closed shops, rain and a James Bond film. :(
Pretty much this. The summers ones we'd sometimes go around to family and have a barbecue, but always top a family that didn't have toys or anything to keep a kid occupied. Plus they would always watch crappy T on the evening, something like a bank holiday special of some quiz show or something. I don't know, it was hard to pay attention to days like that. The only good thing about them was that you were allowed to stay up past Howards Way on Sunday. Maybe see some Phill Cool or some Smith and Jones.

Richard1978
07-05-2012, 22:54
A lot of my bank holiday weekends when I was young seemed to be spent visiting relatives, or having them come round to us.

darren
08-05-2012, 00:43
actually on bank hoilidays we did go on an odd break to bangor portrush etc,
Sometimes it would be roasting and we would get ice creams and play in the sea.

sometimes we would aldo to the nans house we had a few nans and we would visit them in the same day.
have some tea and some lovely cakes which they baked. yummmy.

HG
08-05-2012, 21:48
I don't remember bank holidays from my childhood either. As a teenager though it was another matter. Bank Holiday Monday = going down Whitley Bay from about 2pm and drinking until 2am the following morning, then getting up after about an hours sleep for work/college. I'd like to say I enjoyed it but I never really did.

Whitley Bay is legendary for bank holidays, never made it there myself and am much too old to do it now :)

Trickyvee
08-05-2012, 22:00
Whitley Bay is legendary for bank holidays, never made it there myself and am much too old to do it now :)

It would kill me if I did it now! You have to be about 17 to fully appreciate it lol. Not sure how popular it is these days though. Times I've driven past on a BHM in recent years it's looked relatively quiet.

battyrat
09-05-2012, 07:00
To be honest I really do not remember what we did on bankholidays when I was a kid.I do remember later on when bootsales became more popular I used to go to them,but I would of been in my late teens by then.If we did do anything it was probably local when I was a nipper.Possibly little more then a picknic down the park or going down the road to nans house for a few hours.

darren
09-05-2012, 11:08
your not that old surely HG.
Your only in your twenties.
to old no such thing.

so where did you go on bank holidays.
im sure there where some local parks or aunties you visited.

i had some good times going to coastal resorts playing arcades.
we went to some beautiful beaches and we quite often spent the entire day there not leaving till irt was dark.



Whitley Bay is legendary for bank holidays, never made it there myself and am much too old to do it now :)

Gothic
09-05-2012, 15:37
I know from 1984 to the late 1990's I would spend the late May Bank Holiday and the August Bank Holiday playing cricket, as the league we were in used to have scheduled fixtures on these days. It always seemed that we played an away fixture at one of the teams on the coast, like Minehead or Watchet and the traffic would be terrible and it would take us ages to get there.

Hooper68
09-05-2012, 22:10
Disney time(a compilation of clips from various Disney movies) was always on on a bank holiday.

Richard1978
09-05-2012, 23:11
I remember the clips were linked by a mid ranking celeb of the time.

escorteclipse1990
04-06-2013, 19:05
I remember Bank holidays used to go to the local car boot sale for matchbox cars when i was kid. I still go to car boots on Bank Holidays and Weekends but i go now looking for retro stuff and for old Matchbox/Corgi/Dinky cars.

amethyst
05-06-2013, 07:13
Bank holidays used to be fun before all the out of town shops opened,dont go out on bank holidays anymore better off staying in avoiding all the traffic queues:rolleyes:

Big Tim
07-03-2016, 17:10
I don't really remember much special happening on Bank Holidays, aside from a day off school - which were often in the school holidays in any case - so I didn't really notice them. We never went out anywhere on those days, as the roads in and out of York were pretty much a car park, especially the A64 to Scarborough and the A166 to Bridlington, where it seemed the whole of the North and West Ridings headed for - which is still the case today. When I was older, as I had an evening paper round, there were still papers printed on bank holidays, so I had to go and do the deliveries, so it pretty much wrote the day off in terms of being able to plan anything else. Later, I was at University in Scotland, there were sometimes slightly different bank holidays (or possibly local holidays) to those in England, which we usually were expected to continue our studies as normal if they fell during term time.

The other memory of bank holidays was that people always made a point of saying it would pour down as "it always rains on bank holidays"; and my mum complaining that the news or her favourite programme had been moved from its usual timeslot because it was a bank holiday! (Mind you, some things never change, these two points are still valid today!)

George 1978
16-07-2018, 15:57
I used to be bored stiff when a Bank Holiday came around - no shops open; Sunday service on buses; nothing to do. Just like a Sunday in a way.

At least there would be a James Bond or Superman film on the television (cue DFS and sales adverts in the commercial breaks) - and now they just put ordinary weekday programmes on now.

Mind you, as a snooker fan, at least we have the conclusion of the final at the Crucible on the May Day Bank Holiday, and my birthday falls on the August Bank Holiday if the 30th falls on a Monday, please note. :) (I do a bit of travelling just before that day, such as visiting the Newlyn Fish Festival in Cornwall...)

And it's great when there is a Royal Wedding or a Queen's Jubilee that is an official Bank Holiday. A one off thing rather than an annual thing.

I suppose I find it less boring these days than I would have done so back in the 1980s.

escorteclipse1990
27-08-2018, 17:48
Yep Bank Holiday tv is rubbish now. No James Bond films now,

George 1978
28-08-2018, 03:56
Yep Bank Holiday tv is rubbish now. No James Bond films now,

Yes - apart from the premiere of the Dad's Army film (in which a family member was actually an extra in it, I kid you not), and an hour long Coronation Street in order to accommodate it, ITV's schedule looked exactly like an ordinary Monday schedule - even the 6.00 pm regional news was half an hour long for the first time - I know that it wasn't a Bank Holiday in Scotland, but I think that they have given up now. Even in the previous decade things were a lot better.

tex
07-09-2018, 15:19
Yep Bank Holiday tv is rubbish now. No James Bond films now,

No, but they are on every other day of the year!

tex
07-09-2018, 15:27
Every august bank holiday up until 2010 my four brothers and myself would make a 3 day vigil to Scarborough where we would get leathered and make some memories, i just love the east coast of Yorkshire.