I know that my insight into P&O cruising during the 1960’s with P&O cruises is very popular with you. You might recall in my last post in the series, posted on 3rd December, I recalled some of my memories from the Orcades in 1968 and took you back to my time spent in the playroom onboard. Remember the see-saws I spoke about on the open deck adjoining the playroom? Well standby to be amazed…….
Never seen before footage of me playing in those very see-saws. Wowsers! They looked fun!!! There is also quite good footage of the ‘Tourist class’ pool area….and they talk about Ventura being cramped on the sun deck?! If only some knew what we had to endure back then. I have to say that everyone looks very regimented, sitting in their upright chairs, in rows, around the pool. Looks like my Dad had quite a struggle battling his way back to me with my ice cold orange squash, and note what a good girl I was, and waited very patiently with straw in hand, while he handed it to me. We didnt have the luxury of lie flat sun beds either, just proper ‘deck’ chairs like those you would see on the prom at the seaside. Oh happy days, it did feel all so very posh back in the olden days. My kids are amazed that we had colour in the 60’s, as they are convinced that everything was Black and white back then!
I would love to hear your comments, and thoughts about this amazing cine film that has recently come to light. Keep checking back because I have a few more to share with you, and plenty of memories.