Memories of Bridlington

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AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY detailing recollections of life in 1950s Bridlington has been published.

Adrienne Nairn’s book, Scuppering the Boat, was published in digital format in June and depicts her life growing up in Bridlington, adventures travelling the world and a family feud.

Adrienne, 64, was born in Colchester but lived in Bridlington between the ages of five and 18, attending Bridlington High School, now Bridlington School Sports College.

Her great grandfather founded Allens the department store, her grandfather, Richard Allen, was managing director and then her mother, Joyce Hopps, ran it until its closure in 1977.

She currently lives in New Zealand, where she met her husband, and volunteers with a hospice which inspired her to write her autobiography, as she often types up the memoirs of hospice residents.

She said: “I just thought that I had a story that is worth telling.

“The reason I have written the book is not for monetary gain, it brings to light issues I believe should be changed and to look after the elderly.

“Bridlington will always be in my bones.”

It is available in CD format from for £8 or is downloadable for £3.