Fresh Air and Fun!

Spring is in the air and local Clubs and Societies start to think of annual outings – at least they used to do!  In the late 1940s, the Acaster and Bishopthorpe Fishing Club would hire a bus and take a summer away day for a picnic and – what?  They look a bit over-dressed for a spot of fishing!  Mrs Lily Foggin, who donated the following photographs to the Archive, told me that on these outings her husband Reg, “Left me with the bairns – well, I wasn’t interested in fishing.”

Foggin_Reg_Day_OutReg Foggin can be seen seated in the centre row, third from the right.  Next to him on the right are Eric Barton and Arthur Schofield.  Does anyone know where this photograph was taken?

To be fair, Mrs. Foggin did get away from the bairns occasionally. However, the ladies, of course, followed more cultural pursuits!




Mothers_Union_1947In 1947, the Bishopthorpe Mother’s Union enjoyed a trip to Fountains Abbey.  Mrs. Foggin is standing on the left in the striped skirt.

Mothers_Union_1952Sporting their Sunday-best outfits, the Mother’s Union visited Ripon in 1952.  Mrs. Lily Foggin is kneeling in the centre, front row, with Beatrice Fountain and Elsie Cox. Standing behind in a white suit and clutching a smart bag, is Mrs. Irene Thackrah. They all seem to be relishing their precious day of fresh air and fun!


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