Maltby Road Childrens Outing 1947

Photo of trip to Skegness

By Alan Curtis

Picture of children from the Maltby Road area setting off on a trip to Skegness.

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This page was added on 06/12/2011.
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My gran used to live on Little Barn Lane and my great gran on Maltby Road, but being born in 1955 this shot is too soon for me, however I can tell you the coach is a 1936 AEC Regal from a batch of 10 supplied to the MGO company. There must have been 3 or 4 of 'em used to carry this party as they only had 32 seats. I say 3 or 4 because it was normal practice to squeeze 1 and a half kids on each seat! After the 4 hour run to Skegness I bet they were glad to see the sea.

By Berisford Jones
On 19/12/2011

In the above post I mention that the bus was from a batch of 10 delivered to the Midland General Company in 1936. Not that this helps identify any of the passengers but, further research shows that at least 4 of them were requisitioned by the War Department in 1939 and 2 were 'lost' at Dunkirk in 1940 believed driven into the sea to stop the Germans capturing 'em!

By Berisford Jones
On 18/04/2012

Back row at the back of the bus, the lady holding the child and the man next to her are my parents with my sister. My mums maiden name was Bramwell and she married Harry Beastall they lived at her mothers on Maltby Road, mum is holding my sister June she was 2 years old at the time. What a good find.

By Margaret Bennett
On 01/02/2013

The annual outing of the Maltby Road residents group just before 7.00am on Sunday 29th June 1947. 80 children and 112 adults on 5 Midland General buses on a day trip to Skegness. The event was organised by Maltby Road miners Mr A Baines and Mr J Hollis. Children and pensioners travelled free and were each given 5/- (25p) spending money. The group returned to the Racecourse by 10.00pm after a stop in Wragby.

By Berisford Jones
On 10/04/2013

With a little help from Ken Hunter and his lovely family who live in Woodhouse and many years ago lived on Maltby Road. We are able to name some of the children in the photograph... Norman Buckley, Roy Hollis, Harry Gascoygne, Gordon Betts, George Palmer, Joyce Bacon's sister, Molly Lishman, Betty Lishman, Arthur Coupe, Byron Coupe, Rosie Coupe, Barry Hall, Tom Allsop. Allan Allsop, Iris Allsop ( Now Mrs. Curtis ). Joan Allsop, Jean Allsop,

By alan curtis
On 09/09/2013

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