2nd August, 1912: THE ANNUAL TRIPS
SCARCELY so many people left the town on Saturday morning as was the case the previous year, and the unsettled state of the weather may have had something to do with the falling off.
Still the streets appeared as full of life as usual during the whole of Friday night, and the arrival of the “small” hours saw the customary throngs of people wending their way to the stations.
Those who went away by the earlier trains escaped the rain, but afterwards the excursionists had a trying time on their way to the stations.
Rain fell in torrents, a solid deluge, and hundreds of people must have got into the carriages wet through.
The plight of a good many of those who had children with them was pitiable.