Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22

Thread: Bank Holidays

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    co armagh n/ireland
    Posts
    14,014

    Default Re: Bank Holidays

    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.


    Quote 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

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Taunton, Somerset
    Posts
    308

    Default Re: Bank Holidays

    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.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Southport
    Posts
    287

    Default Re: Bank Holidays

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

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Stockport
    Posts
    5,147

    Default Re: Bank Holidays

    I remember the clips were linked by a mid ranking celeb of the time.
    The Trickster On The Roof

  5. #15
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Southport, Merseyside
    Posts
    216

    Default Re: Bank Holidays

    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.

  6. #16

    Default Re: Bank Holidays

    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

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    York
    Posts
    62

    Default Re: Bank Holidays

    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!)

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Nottingham, UK
    Posts
    2,539

    Default Re: Bank Holidays

    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.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

  9. #19
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Southport, Merseyside
    Posts
    216

    Default Re: Bank Holidays

    Yep Bank Holiday tv is rubbish now. No James Bond films now,

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Nottingham, UK
    Posts
    2,539

    Default Re: Bank Holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by escorteclipse1990 View Post
    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.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

Similar Threads

  1. Holidays - Where did you go?
    By MommaMystique in forum Holidays
    Replies: 186
    Last Post: 21-08-2017, 08:58
  2. Bank Account Freebies
    By jason h in forum Other nostalgic stuff
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 03-06-2015, 14:14
  3. Paper pay packets and plastic bank money bags
    By Trickyvee in forum Miscellaneous memories
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 14-01-2012, 02:40
  4. Natwest Bank- 'The Cannings'.
    By www.doyouremember.co.uk in forum Recently remembered...
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-06-2011, 03:57
  5. Holidays Section
    By Richard1978 in forum Suggestions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18-12-2009, 19:23

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •