Maddiston church trip was highlight

May was surprised to see a picture from her childhood in the Falkirk Herald
May was surprised to see a picture from her childhood in the Falkirk Herald
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May Bisland contacted the Falkirk Herald after a picture taken during her childhood was published in the nostalgia pages.

May, from Maddiston, was pictured alongside three friends during a Maddiston Evangelical Church trip.

May said: “I think I must have been about 11 or 12 here so we would have been heading off on a Sunday school trip.

“I went every year and really looked forward to them. It was usually places like Burntisland or Arbroath we went to and there would be a few bus loads of children from the village involved.”

Growing up in the 1950s, May remembers that children didn’t get the holidays they are used 
to now.

“Today children get to go to exotic places like Florida for their summer holidays but back then people just didn’t go away and if they did it was somewhere near by for 
the day by bus or train.

“So when I was a girl the Sunday school trip was very much looked forward to.

“Most people in the village didn’t have cars, so getting around was difficult, even getting into Falkirk was a treat when I was very young.

“The church bus trip was something we looked forward to all year. We got to see somewhere different and spend the day with friends.”

Pictured, from left is May, Joyce Anthony, Irene Penman and Susan Pender circa 1950.