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Postby Richard A Thackeray » Thu 05 Aug, 2010 12:54 pm

keyholekate wrote:

Silverdale is still going strong RichT,today Leeds kids go for a five day trip,kids who are neglected or poor or live with domestic abuse . And if you are one of those kids i think they would enjoy the Silverdale Camp of today.


My apologies, I was going from what I remembered of the area when we caravanned up there.

I know there'd been a camp up there, but never took any notice whilst we were there.

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Postby j.c.d. » Sat 16 May, 2015 9:36 pm

After talking about Langbar school camp, Ilkey last week and how awful it was in the late 1940s I asked my sister about her experiences at Silverdale. she said it was worse thing that has ever happened to her. Her words more or less....
"We went somewhere in town on a Saturday morning and were bathed and had our hair washed, my friend and I protested as we had had a bath the night before ( understandable as most kids came from houses that did not have a bath). we then had to change into a rough hairy red sweater, red skirt and a red blazer with the badge L. P.C. when we got off the train the man and women never seemed to stop shouting at us. at the camp the food was awful and at night there were about 20 girls to a billet. a man walked up and down in the dark and hit any girl with a rolled up newspaper who whispered or spoke.. we cried quietly every night, a mixture of homesickness and being frightened of the regime.
We never saw the sea and when a man asked us what the L.P. C. on our jacket stood for we said Leeds POSH chlidren instead of POOR. I was glad to get back to Leeds."
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Postby Leodian » Sun 17 May, 2015 8:34 pm

As a young lad when I would have been about 8(ish) I know I went to Silverdale but I have even less recollection of that now than I do of when I went to the Leeds School Camp at Langbar (see another thread) when I would have been around 10(ish). I vaguely recall at Silverdale going down some grassy sand dunes to the seashore.
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Postby Peterdavidshaw » Fri 02 Dec, 2016 7:09 pm

I went twice to silverdale.....i think it was because my mum was friends with my head teacher.

I used to love the sports day we had....i remember winning a few events and getting 50p to spend at the ice cream van.

Also have a memorie of the first time i went not being able to go in the pool because of a veruca.....i had to get a veruca sock.

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Postby sparky415 » Sat 03 Dec, 2016 10:58 pm

Can't beat a bit of nostalgia....
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Postby loiner99 » Wed 04 Jan, 2017 8:26 pm

I remember as a young lad being sent on convalescence to Hornsea. But other than that I have no information. Can anybody help?
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Postby Leodian » Wed 04 Jan, 2017 9:10 pm

loiner99 wroteColonI remember as a young lad being sent on convalescence to Hornsea. But other than that I have no information. Can anybody help?


Hi loiner99 :).

I also recall going there but other than a big lake (Hornsea Mere) I don't remember anything else, nor even why I was sent there as I don't recall ever being so poorly that I needed to convalesce. I don't even know when it was except that it was very long ago. I've never been to Hornsea since.
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