Crossing Report – Chris Hutchinson – Saturday 22nd November 1971

My crossing prompted my Dad to look up the log of his crossing – and he has asked if he can be enrolled, having previously been a member of the Lyke Wake Club (see picture with his original club tie).
Log entry: “I walked from Osmotherley to Ravenscar on 22.11.69 starting at 07.00 and finishing at 22.55. I had rain and mist from 10.30 to 16.30 and clear skies and moonshine from 18.30 onwards.”
Chris writes: “I was walking with a group from Lanchester Polytechnic (Coventry), with the person I was walking with dropping out at the then Hamer House Inn. I then joined a following group. What I remember about waiting in the Hamer House Inn was that it was warm and had lights and beer on. I waited about an hour. The most memorable thing was that they had a juke box and kept playing a song “I’ve got a brand new pair of roller skates.” This was top of the pops at the time. Interesting to listen to once or twice – but for an hour ?? !”
I googled the song, which Wikipedia notes was released in October 1971, and pointed this out to Dad.
Chris responds: “Well I must have sat in the pub when I was support crew in 1971 then”
In short, we are not quite sure what happened.


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