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    Wales is legendary for me when it comes to holiday in the 1980s. It all began with the North Wales Holiday Camp (sadly now demolished) , staying in small concrete chalets (pronounced shallee), where the beds were the couches you sat on in the day time.

    Entertainment was provided by a club and competitions included 'yard of ale' which my mum won many times, knobbly knees, even back then and fancy dress for the kids.

    It was also the time I began playing in 'arcades', space invaders, pac man etc.. and those 2p machines with the moving shelves. I set the alarms of many times trying to shake the bloody unit to get more cash.

    We progressed to staying in caravans on The Robbin Hood Camp down the road, still there I think.

    The we progressed onto Butlins and then Spain when I was 15.

    Good times back then


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    We did not have family holidays, but lots of days out to Southport, New Brighton Baths, Rhyl and Frith Beach.
    Went to Sun Valley Holiday Camp just outside Rhyl for a week.
    Fist Hoilday abroad was to Jersey with the boys, two weeks of highjinks as you can imagine.
    Then aboard to Spain, France, and further afield to South Africa, and Russia.

    Robin Hood Camp is still there between Rhyl and Frith Beach,
    " If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from".


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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    We did not have family holidays, but lots of days out to Southport, New Brighton Baths, Rhyl and Frith Beach.
    Went to Sun Valley Holiday Camp just outside Rhyl for a week.
    Fist Hoilday abroad was to Jersey with the boys, two weeks of highjinks as you can imagine.
    Then aboard to Spain, France, and further afield to South Africa, and Russia.

    Robin Hood Camp is still there between Rhyl and Frith Beach,

    Remember the Robin Hood well John,My Mam later had a Caravan in the late 60's on The Long Towyn Road and we spent a lot of time there..I've been tryin' t' remember the name of the place all afternoon and I give up !!..
    Brought the Kids when they were Small to that big Haven site,Ty Mawr I think its called and the weather was Roasting everyday for 10 days and not a drop of Rain..Portugal is my place Now and I'd be there like a shot if I won the Lottery..I've drove around 3,000 miles along the Coast Rd to and From Cape St Vincent and all the Little inland Villages and to Seville in Spain,Loule Market is great on a Saturday for your Bargains !!..
    Cyprus has got to be the Most Scenic place Ive been,Stayed in a Quiet little complex in Coral Bay and People were (Germans !!) claiming Sunbeds and using them at 9 in the Morning as it was that Hot (February ) and me and the Mrs would be off in the Car up Mount Olympus in the Troodos Mountain range about a 45 minute drive away and it would be Snowing and People Skiing...Off then Visiting Local Monasterys where you cant get in with Shorts on and you have to "Hire" long Keks..Absolutely Beautiful is Cyprus...not that Aya Nappa or what ever its called...Might as well go to Blackpool if the Booze and Clubs are all yer after !!
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    On ITV later starting Johnny Vegas from St Helens
    " If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from".


    "I could have been a footballer - but I had a paper round"..Yosser Hughes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    Cyprus has got to be the Most Scenic place Ive been,Stayed in a Quiet little complex in Coral Bay and People were (Germans !!) claiming Sunbeds and using them at 9 in the Morning as it was that Hot (February ) and me and the Mrs would be off in the Car up Mount Olympus in the Troodos Mountain range about a 45 minute drive away and it would be Snowing and People Skiing...Off then Visiting Local Monasterys where you cant get in with Shorts on and you have to "Hire" long Keks..Absolutely Beautiful is Cyprus...not that Aya Nappa or what ever its called...Might as well go to Blackpool if the Booze and Clubs are all yer after !!
    Gerard, Cyprus is the one place I'd go back to, I was there about 12 years ago and loved it, The Troodos mountains are beautiful with the 360 degree view and Makarios's tomb, also the monastery where the woman had to have their shoulders covered, I loved every minute of it.
    We even went on that cruise across to Egypt from there to see the pyramids.
    All in all, that was one holiday to remember.

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    We did the whole Wales thing when we were kids... (Brendy, got any pics?)
    Pwhelli, Rhyl etc
    Then did the 10 hour drive in the Cortina to Devon... that was nice...

    Then when I was about 14 we got the coach (Dad was scared of flying) to Lorette De Mar in Spain, I think we did that for a couple of holidays... that was a swollen feet and sore backside experience

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