This photograph (below) was taken in the North Cornish village of Trebetherick in the year… well, a “few” years ago now. The inscription on the back reads: “Tony after bathing”.

Ah, even then I was a clean boy…

If I had to guess, I’d say it was 1967/68. I was despatched from Paddington Station, quite alone apart from the other passengers; I remember my mother asking if one of those other passengers would help me get my suitcase down from the compartment luggage rack when the train got to Bodmin Road Station. At Bodmin Road I was met by my grandmother who was staying with friends at their “country retreat” and I had been invited down to partake of a holiday by the sea.

There was a lot of swimming and general messing about in water, there was also fishing, and subsequent fish-gutting followed by delicious mackerel for tea.

Time, you thief, who love to get sweets into your list, put that in!

This post is an addendum to my post Child in Time from 2019 but the photo turned up, so I thought I’d put it here.

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