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Posted By: GUEST,Fred McCormick
25-Aug-14 - 01:04 PM
Thread Name: Whitby. Was it always in August?
Subject: RE: Whitby. Was it always in August?
Steve. It certainly started out as a weekend festival, run by EFDSS incidentally. I know not when it became a week long event, but it must have been somewhere between 1969 and 1971. I remember booking a week's holiday to go to it, while I was still working as a contractor's plant fitter. That couldn't have been later than 1971, because it was in September of that year that I was made redundant and took a lab technician's job instead.

I've no idea whether Tony Wilson, or Molyneaux as he became, was ever the Lancy's captain, but he was the fool for the Southport Swords.

BTW., Does anybody remember the big green bus that we scouse festival goers travelled around in? We used to call ourselves the Merseyside Folklore Research Association. Honest.