Moving for work was more tolerated.
When I got a job down here in Harrogate in late 1968. I was surprised with the reaction of our parents. My mum upset at her grandchild been taken away. Dad calmed her down, “we have a car and it’s only 80 miles away”. And of course we now had telephones at home.
Ann’s Mum & Dad were not phased at all as they had 4 other daughters still on Tyneside and they themselves had moved down from Perth in the late 20’s.
Until I started to look into my families history did I realise that a lot of people moved around and that my thinking had been wrong. I assume it was because most of the family lived within easy walking distance of St. Rollox St. where 3 Aunts lived.
I was surprised to find out that my Grandfather Campbell loved to travel even taking my Dad and Sister to Belgium for a holiday in the late 20’s early 30’s. How he had the money to do that ??. I later found out that he and Dad would often go up to Glasgow Ibrox and meet up,with great uncle Willie for international and Rangers Celtic matches.
BothnAnn &I have been used to travel. Me taken camping from an early age, usually 4-6 families of Reyrolle men.
Ann would be taken up to Perth & Montrose to visit relations.
I think that has left us both with the travel bug, hence a caravan.
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