Thursday, March 21

This day 1960

This day, the first day of spring 1960 my family moved
from the Midlands to Bournemouth
(a tad more modern by that time than in the card above!)

Each anniversary when we were little (and not so little)
mum used to take us to Fortes Cafe in Westover Road
where we had Knickerbocker Glory, then a walk through
The Gardens to the seafront. . .
I lived in Bournemouth until my early twenties
and my parents are both buried there.
They enabled us to have great opportunities
and build lives in a beautiful part of the country,
thanks so much for moving mum and dad!
I think I'm going to revive the tradition and
make a Knickerbocker Glory!


Carol Dent said...

Ah! Memories!

In January 1960, we moved from Liverpool to Culcheth, then in Lancs - the countryside! I jumped in frozen puddles, played with the kids from the nearby farm, scrumped apples. Heaven!

We later moved down south to Surrey, but that's another story.

Sherri B. said...

Such good memories and such good parents too..Oh, please do revive the tradition and let us come along too. Much love. xo

allhorsestuff said...

A Year Before Me On Planet Earth, But Loving Your History.
Your Parents Were Very Neat Loving Souls.

BadPenny said...

aww Bless. Maybe we could meet again in Bournemouth some time ? I'd love that.
We lived in Scotland briefley when I was three - I'd developed quite an accent by the time we moved back !
Thanks for your lovely comment earlier xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely memories. When I was little in the 60's we took our holidays in Bournemouth. I have actually walked from Boscombe to the town. I also used to light the tea-lights in the park in the summer evenings. We used to have afternoon tea on the balcony above the cinema which overlooked the park.
They sold the best toasted tea-cakes ever!
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

What a lovely family tradition! :) x

nilly said...

I loved growing up in a seaside town & still miss living by the sea. And my first Saturday job was serving Knickerbocker Glories in the town's trendy new coffee bar. Happy memories!

Rose H (UK) said...

What a delightful post - and I'd forgotten knickerbocker glories, thank you for the memories!
Rose H

Jee said...

1960 must have been a good year for moving. We moved from inner-cty Bristol to rural Essex - wonderful for an animal mad child like I was.

Lynn said...

My parents moved from estuary Essex to Cornwall when I was 16 years old, and I posthumously thank them for doing so, as I had the best Sixth form ever in an all girls' grammar school with no bullying from the boys!
What I'd give for a knickerbocker glory right now!

Deborah Darling said...

what a lovely blogg !! I found you through Jo at HestaNesta , lovely to meet you ! x debs x

Sylvia said...

Such precious memories, Elaine, what a great tradition !
Nice weekend,

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Didn't live in bournemouth, but many of my childhood summer vacation weeks were spent there and in that part of the country. Lovely memories, Knickerbocker Glory too...and "Rock" almost broke a tooth on a huge stick of Rock :-) Pam xx

Purrfect Haven said...

How special to celebrate a tradition. I love old cards. Once I found the response to a card I had found and bought at a fair, 10 years later. It was an amazing chance! Always lovely to visit you. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

ted and bunny said...

the Knockerbocker Glory was AMAZING- definitely a tradition to be revived!

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