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That makes a refreshing change - I don't think Iíve heard of anywhere else with less traffic than there was.

How has that come about, do you think?
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People go further afield for their holidays.  Hayling is just not so popular.

Some places have great water but no atmosphere.
the same, but different...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 14 at 4:12pm
Surely nobody was still going on holiday to Hailing in the 80ís, and I don't understand why day-tripper numbers would drop off.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote blueboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 14 at 7:40pm
Originally posted by Medway Maniac

That makes a refreshing change - I don't think Iíve heard of anywhere else with less traffic than there was.


UK annual trips per head peaked in 1995/1997. Distance travelled and trips of 1 mile or more  peaked in 2005, both now around 7% below peak. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-travel-survey-statistics


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Originally posted by Medway Maniac

Surely nobody was still going on holiday to Hailing in the 80ís, and I don't understand why day-tripper numbers would drop off.


In fact people did go on holiday to Hayling in the 1980s and still do e.g. Mill Rythe Holiday Village. It might not be the typical sailing demographic but it still exists.

As for day trips to the seaside, I suspect they are going the same way as the family dinner. Families do less collectively than they used to.
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40 years ago sailing in the River Stour race from Sandwich Bay SC on the coast up the river to Sandwich Town quay.
You had to pass Pfizers pharmaceutical plant where all sorts of effluent was put into the river. We managed to get in a pickle tacking up the river and capsize, my brother swallowed a lung full and was ill for 2 weeks.
Also the sound of the dogs that were kept for experiments was off putting. Sorry to offend any vivisectionists.

Anyway, , Pfizers is closed now (like everything else in Kent), so its a much nicer race.


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