The Day at Barry 1952

Mam and Roy.The Day At Barry 1952

Mam and Dad with Roy at Butlins

DEAR MAMMY.

ITS COMING UP TO YOUR BIRTHDAY. I EXPECT KYM AND I WILL BE COMING DOWN TO BRING YOU A CAKE. I WAS SORRY TO SEE YOU SO LOW AS I DROPPED BY LAST WEEK I CAUGHT UP WITH THE DADA AND HAD A DRINK WITH HIM AT THE BULL. THE BEER WAS SO GOOD, THAT I WENT BACK AGAIN THAT SAME NIGHT WITH KYM- SO SHE COULD TRY IT HERSELF. THE NEXT DAY WE DROVE DOWN TO BARRY ISLAND. I REMEMBER THE MANY HAPPY DAYS WE HAD THERE. ONE OF THE EARLIEST WAS WHEN YOU AND I WENT ON THE TRAIN. I CAN’T REMEMBER WHEN THAT WAS BUT I REMEMBER THE WEATHER DIDN’T LOOK THAT PROMISING. BUT YOU WERE ALWAYS OPTIMISTIC AND KEPT LOOKING FOR LITTLE GAPS IN THE CLOUDS WHERE THE BLUE WAS SHOPPING THROUGH. YOU SAID HOW THE WHOLE SKY WOULD SOON BE BLUE.AND BY THE TIME WE GOT THERE THE SKY WAS CLEAR AND WE HAD LOTS OF FUN ON THE BEACH. AFTER TEA YOU WENT TO THE TELE-BINGO ON THAT FUNNY CEMENT SHELTER THEY HAVE THERE.

ITS STILL THERE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.ALONG WITH THE LITTLE BINGO STALL- NOTHING CHANGES. WHILE YOU WERE STILL ILL IN HOSPITAL. GOING THERE AGAIN REMINDED ME HOW MANY HAPPY MEMORIES I HAVE. ITS GOING TO TAKE A LONG TIME TO USE THEM ALL UP IN MY BOOKS AND STORIES – THERE ARE LOTS OF THEM NOW. ONE DAY I WILL WRITE THEM ALL DOWN. YOU KNOW I’M NOT VERY GOOD AT SAYING THINGS OUT LOAD – BUT I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THE LOVELY AFTERNOON WE HAD THINKING OF YOU. LOVE YOUR SON CHRIS.

JOAN READ THIS ABOVE THOUGHTS OF CHRIS. SADLY THE BIRTHDAY NEVER CAME JOAN DIED ON THE 13TH OCTOBER. THE 15TH AND THE EIGHTY FIRST BIRTHDAY. ROBBED IN HER LIFE AND CHEATED OF HER £100 POUNDS THE YEAR BEFORE WHAT DEVIL EXIST OUTSIDE HELL.

Mam and Roy at Barry Island

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