Boys Brigade to step back in time and relive childhood memories by returning to Mablethorpe

The Boys Brigade on camp in Mablethorpe in 1956, pictured on the beach.
The Boys Brigade on camp in Mablethorpe in 1956, pictured on the beach.

The 6th St Ann’s Boys Brigade are returning to Mablethorpe to relive some of their fondest childhood memories when they visited the resort on camp.

Former member of the brigade, Tony Miller has organised this nostalgic trip back to the resort after keeping in close contact with many of his brigade pals.

They all still to this day reminisce about the fond memories they had when attending their favourite weekly camp in Mablethorpe.

Tony explained: “When we first visited Mablethorpe it was 1956 and there was around 80 of us that would attend a weekly camp at the Tower Farm Campsite.

“We were all only about 14/15 years old but coming to Mablethorpe for a week was the highlight of our year.

“Coming from Nottingham, Mablethorpe was one of the closest holiday resort to us. And for some of the boys, it was the first time they had ever seen the sea.”

With this year being the 125th anniversary of the boys brigade being formed, Tony wanted to do something special.

He continued to say: “I always have very good memories of Mablethorpe and it’s nice to relive a memory.

“On reflection for us, Mablethorpe was the place where we enjoyed some of our happiest times during our childhood and we are really looking forward to coming back once more.

“During our trips to the resort it always used to be packed, so it’s nice to have 45 of us return to Mablethorpe with our partners to have a day out and enjoy some of the same activities we used to enjoy when we were young.”

The boys will be returning to Mablethorpe next week on Thursday, June 20.

On their arrival it has been arranged that they will be greeted by Town Manager Karen Froggatt and Town Crier, Roy Palmer who will site a special proclamation in honour of their visit.

During their day trip to the resort they intend on visiting their old campsite, will enjoy a fish and chip lunch at St Anne’s Cafe and will round off their day with a walk along the beach, trying their luck at the arcades and even having a ride on the dodgems.

What are you fondest memories of Mablethorpe growing up?

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