Not sure if I showed you this picture I bought at a carbootsale for 3 Euros in County Limerick a few weeks ago?
Me thinks it could be Mount Fushi me thinks? Oh how I love Japanese tea gardens. I have some Japanese pottery and have very fond family holidays memories in Scarborough visiting the Japanese themed gardens Peasholm park. There would be model naval frigates sea battles, a man playing a Wurlitzer style organ and it seemed like the sun shone every day.
Not a bad find all for 3 Euros and the subject for a blog post!
It's nice that the Japanese print has brought back happy memories of family holidays in Scarbados when you were nobbut a lad.ReplyDelete
Yep. Scarbados was the Las Vegas of the North when I was knee high to a whippet or a grasshopper even YP.ReplyDelete
Beautiful. Serene. Now I want to visit the park you describe.ReplyDelete
Thanks Terra. I would love to jump on a coach with my mum and dad and spend a week in Scarborough. Anyone know how to build a time machine? 😊ReplyDelete
Try Doctor Who.Delete
Scarbados sounds very exotic. I bet it's not like Bognor Regis near where I used to live, where they would wear knotted hankies on their heads and sit on deckchairs with their trouser legs rolled up?ReplyDelete
Bognor Regis sounds perfect JayCee. A bag of chips, donkey ride and a large can of Watneys Party Seven and a Curly Wurly.😊ReplyDelete
Not to forget the rowing boats - now almost completely displaced by swan pedalos. Still, a couple of circuits in a swan pedalo is fun.ReplyDelete
Happy days Tasker. Not forgetting visiting the Spa, Futurist and Floral Hall theatres, visiting Ann Bronte's grave, Yorkshire cricket ground and Scarborough castle "One of the ruins that Cromwell knocked about a bit".ReplyDelete
We went to Scarborough to see the Scarborough Road Races. I was about four and I thought the people spoke funny because of how they pronounced my name with a very long a. I like the Japanese print of Mount Fuji.ReplyDelete
Great Scarborough memories Rachel. I also like the picture. It's so different.ReplyDelete
Another treasure and a real bargain. I am so envious of your car boot sales.ReplyDelete
Yes Linda. I think I have a treasure hunting gene.😊Delete
Oh, I'm glad someone else remembers the naval battles - one of the highlights of our holidays in the early sixties - the other being the sea water swimming pool, complete with seaweed. It was a long journey from Preston to Dennis' caravan park with six of us packed in a hired Ford Anglia.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment Beacee. We also came from Lancashire. We also often travelled over Belmont to Preston to the flea market on a Tuesday.ReplyDelete