b'to last for ever. After being wet and dry many times, building sand castles and digging big holes, we had our packed lunch with sand and lemonade. Then it was back in the water until our final dry, when we were tidied up to go for our tea on the front in a caf (my favourite) overlooking the street and the harbour, able to see all that was going on below.Spending our pocket money was the next priority, buying sticks of rock and humbugs and huge lollipops for those who had stayed at home, and then the amusements where we went crazy on the machines, the bumper cars, the big dipper etc until the money ran out. Then the adults started the gathering up of the children for the journey home.When we got back it was bath and bed, to dream about our wonderful day at the seaside.Opposite: Judy in headscarf with her Aunty Hilda peeping in, top left.Albert, The Last Coo Tenterer*Keith McWilliamDaint know thas born, the laikes o thee, household could keep one cow.The coo tenterer Thas nobut wind and piss. was paid a shilling a week by a household, to oversee Wa when I lef school at jus thuteen,` the wellbeing of their beast.Albert, who died in 1995 A mans woruk is what I did. aged eighty-seven, once told me proudly of his days as the last coo tenterer.Coo tenterer laike mi Dad I were,An laike his Dad afore.Fer a shillin piece Id tenter coo,Ay an milk it fer na mer.Verges full o handsome beeasts,Each one I knowed bi name,Clara, Rosie, Jess an Jen,Mi Dad, he could do same.But folk daint keep coos anymaire,Well not sin end o war.When we demobbed in forty-five,Coo tenterin were oer.Sin then Ive laboured farm ti farm,Disheartened, but still willin.An dream aboot, when laike mi Dad,Id coo tent fer a shillin.* Coo tenterer (early 19th century Northern Dialect tent - pay attention to cows) was a post held by Albert Sissons, a well respected character who lived in Bishop Wilton.This post goes back for generations, to the days of the enclosures act in the eighteenth century, when many of the locals lost the strips of land they had previously cultivated for their families needs.By way of recompense the local landowners left wide verges alongside the road, in order that each BULLETIN 4 39'