Lads Brigade parade

Parkinson Memory Lane
Parkinson Memory Lane

THESE pictures sent by Vivien Parkinson takes us back to Bridlington in the 1920s and late 1930s.

Vivien, who now lives in Market Bosworth near Nuneaton, said the ‘Walking Picture’ taken by seafront snappers of the time was taken in 1939 and shows her father-in-law Tom Parkinson of Bridlington, on the left of the picture, on the front with an unknown friend.

Parkinson Memory Lane

Parkinson Memory Lane

He was one of four Parkinson boys.

William died in World War 2, and his name features on Bridlington’s war memorial.

Charles, was well known in Bridlington.

He was a speedway fanatic and often wrote to the Free Press. He died in a car crash in 1973.

Finally, there was brother Ben, who lived in Bridlington until his death in 1994.

The other picture features a 1920s Bridlington Church Lads Brigade parade.

Tom Parkinson is some where in the picture.

Vivien understands they used to have bugle band competitions often reported in newspapers, and although unsure of the exact year, she knows the Mayor of Bridlington was Alderman C H Gray and the vicar of Christ Church was the Rev Dr Jordan, also that Christ Church Bridlington beat 1st Coventry Battalion!