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    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
    Last edited by 80sChav; 07-05-2012, 17:24.

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    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.
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    • #3
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      I remember how quiet the streets became on Bank Hols in the past.

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        Originally posted by huggie74 View Post
        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.
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          Originally posted by huggie74 View Post
          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.

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          • #6
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            A lot of my bank holiday weekends when I was young seemed to be spent visiting relatives, or having them come round to us.
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            • #7
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              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.
              FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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                Originally posted by Trickyvee View Post
                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
                The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                  Originally posted by HG View Post
                  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.
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                    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.

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                    • #11
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                      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.


                      Originally posted by HG View Post
                      Whitley Bay is legendary for bank holidays, never made it there myself and am much too old to do it now
                      FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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                      • #12
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                        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.

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                          Disney time(a compilation of clips from various Disney movies) was always on on a bank holiday.

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                            I remember the clips were linked by a mid ranking celeb of the time.
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                            • #15
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                              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.

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