Conisbrough Wee Club’s Remarkable Tour

July 1949

South Yorkshire Times July 2, 1949

Conisbrough Wee Club’s Remarkable Tour

Conisbrough Wee Club had a remarkable time on their five day tour of Devon and Cornwall. They began their journey by way of Rotherham, Sheffield, Worcester, Gloucester and Bristol.

This was the first halt in the journey. The afternoon and evening were free, and small groups pottered around the city or visited Dockland or the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The following day a stay was made at Cheddar Gorge, where the tourists found strawberries on sale as big as tomatoes—and very cheap.

The route led on over Exmoor for a glimpse of Lynmouth and Watersmeet and so on to Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, Bideford. Appledore, Clovelly and Padstow.

On the third day of the tour the route was via St. Columb, Nev.-quay, Redruth, Cambourne to Land’s End. The party went on to Penzance and proceeded back through Cornwall to Plymouth for dinner, bed and breakfast.

On the Thursday halts were made at Paignton, Torquay—where a small party saw the Premier, Mr. C. R. Attlee, arrive at the Grand Hotel—and Teignmouth.

On the return journey calls were made at Weston-Super-Mare and Stratford-on-Avon.

The whole of the arrangements for the tour including the planning of the route and the booking of meals and accommodation had been carried out on behalf of the Wee Club by Mr. J. Moody.