Reference number5427
TitleRecords of the Eatons Holiday Scheme
DescriptionMinutes 1990-2005; correspondence and constitution c1990-c2005; photographs c1990-c2005.

The Eatons Holiday Scheme was established for children from Crosshall and Bushmead Primary Schools, mainly for children who could not afford a holiday. Fund raising took place throughout the year, and the Scheme ran for 2 weeks during the summer holidays. Those children who could not afford the subscription could be subsdised (possibly by the Town Council), but most children paid about £25 for the 2 weeks. Trips to the seaside, the cinema and parks (such as Wicksteed Park in Kettering) were organised, as well as activities for the children, such as "Its a Knockout" type games. Kiddles provided the coaches for the trips at a cut price rate, the drivers getting involved with the activities, and the children would decorate their coaches on the last trip day. The Scheme was wound up in 2005
Date1986- 2005
CreatorNameThe Eatons Holiday Scheme
RepositoryHuntingdonshire Archives
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