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Old Feb 6th 2020, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by macliam View Post
It'll be lovely when the tide come in........ seems a bit like Weston-Super-Mare


Yep, sounds a lot like Weston. Weather's pretty brutal there too..... especially when there's wind AND rain!
I've just come back from cycling along Weston seafront and believe me - it ain't nothing like that.
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I wonder if you can buy sticks of Dubai Rock.
And "Kiss me slow" hats.
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Old Feb 6th 2020, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
I wonder if you can buy sticks of Dubai Rock.
I haven't thought about Weston for years! My BiL did marine research there as it has the second highest tidal range in the world (after the Bay of Fundy in Canada) with a difference of a mile between high and low water tides. I remember being taken there when I was about 6 years old and setting off from the beach in my cossie and plastic sandals to find the sea. It seemed I walked forever and gave up only when I was calf-deep in sticky grey mud (hence the alternate name of "Weston super Mud"), so I turned back and reached my parents with only one sandal....... the other is still out there!

Without a hint of irony, the Tourist Information Centre is located in the "Tropicana" - imagine!!
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Originally Posted by jimenato View Post
I've just come back from cycling along Weston seafront and believe me - it ain't nothing like that.
OK, a little license, that's Sand Bay, just north of Weston.(https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attrac...t_England.html)


Weston Bay has too many piers and donkeys and people and things.........
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OK, a little license, that's Sand Bay, just north of Weston.(https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attrac...t_England.html)


Weston Bay has too many piers and donkeys and people and things.........
I didn't know that the Tory party conference was being held there.....
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I haven't thought about Weston for years! My BiL did marine research there as it has the second highest tidal range in the world (after the Bay of Fundy in Canada) with a difference of a mile between high and low water tides. I remember being taken there when I was about 6 years old and setting off from the beach in my cossie and plastic sandals to find the sea. It seemed I walked forever and gave up only when I was calf-deep in sticky grey mud (hence the alternate name of "Weston super Mud"), so I turned back and reached my parents with only one sandal....... the other is still out there!

Without a hint of irony, the Tourist Information Centre is located in the "Tropicana" - imagine!!

Oh god I had forgotten those plastic sandals. The worst thing for blisters ever. I think I left one in the equally deep and sticky mud of Chichester Harbour.
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And "Kiss me slow" hats.

I think you and I had trips to the beach at different ages
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I haven't thought about Weston for years! My BiL did marine research there as it has the second highest tidal range in the world (after the Bay of Fundy in Canada) with a difference of a mile between high and low water tides. I remember being taken there when I was about 6 years old and setting off from the beach in my cossie and plastic sandals to find the sea. It seemed I walked forever and gave up only when I was calf-deep in sticky grey mud (hence the alternate name of "Weston super Mud"), so I turned back and reached my parents with only one sandal....... the other is still out there!

Without a hint of irony, the Tourist Information Centre is located in the "Tropicana" - imagine!!
Weston Super - Bloody - Mare ... you were lucky! I grew up going to Morecambe for a week as our main summer holiday for the year (just north of Blackpool)!
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Weston Super - Bloody - Mare ... you were lucky! I grew up going to Morecambe for a week as our main summer holiday for the year (just north of Blackpool)!
We couldn't afford holidays.
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We couldn't afford holidays.
Neither could we!!
However two weeks with a great aunt in London, two weeks with great aunt in Canterbury, and actually living near the Norfolk coast didn't need them!
Best was a trip to Cart Gap (Norfolk) in uncles car with cousins and a car sick dog---all day getting sunburnt and eating aunt's meat patty!!!
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Lived within 15 miles of Weston all my childhood. Went there about twice.
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Weston Super - Bloody - Mare ... you were lucky! I grew up going to Morecambe for a week as our main summer holiday for the year (just north of Blackpool)!
You poor sod Did you notice the large amount of people standing up in bus shelters? If so they did that with the deceased to make Morecambe look busy. I think Bernard Manning came out with that one.
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Weston Super - Bloody - Mare ... you were lucky! I grew up going to Morecambe for a week as our main summer holiday for the year (just north of Blackpool)!
"Main" summer holiday! We dreamed of a 'oliday! We arrived at Weston in t'middle of t'night in February, ate breakfast of cardboard and dried water.........
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I spent all of my childhood in Debyshire many miles from the sea.

I did however have a lighthouse visible from my bedroom window . also flashing across my bedroom window at night .

I suppose that makes up for lack of sand and sea?

Now I have views of Gibraltar, Spain and Africa including Tangiers.
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Lived within 15 miles of Weston all my childhood. Went there about twice.
I suppose that's sort of normal, although I was about 20 miles away and went regularly during school holidays, and lots of summer evenings when the tide was in...stopping off at various pubs (The Full Quart, I remember) on the way home...dad having a beer and us kids a coke/pepsi with a straw in the bottle.

In later years me and a mate would go straight there after watching Rovers at Eastville sometimes, for a nice evening and then Sunday morning. Coffee on Birnbeck because it was about the only place open on a Sunday morning. Great times.
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