Entertainment and Hobbies in the 1950s
A Day At The Seaside
A popular past-time for families who could afford it would be to go and visit the seaside for the day.
In the film attached to this, a family from Yorkshire visited the National Association of Local Government Officers (NALGO) holiday camp in the seaside town of Cayton (see multimap link below), which is near Scarborough.
The film shows some of the activities that children and their families would have taken part in at the camp, including egg and spoon races, a rounders match on the beach and children digging in the sand for a sand castle competition.
The pupils from St. Barts were asked to watch the film then use what they had learnt to write a short story about a day at the seaside in the 1950s. They were asked to think about:
- Who is there with you?
- Where are you?
- What is the weather like?
- What games did you play?
- Why have you gone to the seaside.