Following on from our first family holiday at the Pontins holiday camp ‘Little Canada’ on the Isle of Wight, the following year we went to the Bracklesham Bay camp. This again didn’t involve much travel, it was in West Sussex, we lived in East Sussex, but because of travelling on a train it seemed a long way to go.
It was 1967, I’m sure about that because I know it was the second holiday we had, and also the only thing I really remember about the holiday was the sound of The Beatles song ‘All You Need Is Love’ blaring out in the cafe while we were having our mid morning coffee and cake.
Dad had gone up market with the choice of chalet – we had a bathroom this year! Only one other room, where we lived and all slept, and I vaguely recall being woken by the loudspeakers outside our chalet: “Wakey wakey, good morning campers” etc. This was meant to wake you in time to get out for breakfast, but Mum and me preferred extra time in bed and never bothered with breakfast. I’ve never been a ‘morning person’.
I can’t remember anything else about this holiday, below are a couple of photographs of myself, Mum and Dad.