Not quite a photo for you today but a scan of a cover of an RNLI Open Day programme from 1982.
Purely by chance I spotted the programme on ebay last week. I won the auction at great expense. That’ll be 99p to you and me plus 80p for postage!
I’ve found the adverts to be of most interest as they give an insight to what was in Hoylake in the early 80s. For instance, located at 46-48 Market Street was The Lemon Tree Coffee Lounge which I suspect later became Cafe Cassidy! I think it’s an estate agents today. And who remembers The Outrigger shop in Banks Road, West Kirby? Back in 1982 Spotty Blue Teapot was actually a second hand car dealers.
‘Come On Eileen’ by Dexy’s Midnight Runners was at number 1 that weekend. Although, being a fickle lot, by Christmas we’d ditched our patchy, denim dungarees and were all have a good old singalong in the Stanley Hotel at The Kings Gap to ‘Save Your Love’ by Renee and Renato (here’s the video on youtube in case you’ve forgotten it). And with a pint of bitter costing about 60p (data source) it’d be a cheap night out!
On the day not only did the Red Arrows arrive, but there were also displays from an RAF Wessex helicopter and the RAF Falcons – a free fall parachute team.
Note that the Open Day wasn’t held on the August Bank Holiday – what year did it move to the Bank Hol?