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Lifesaver's longest summer.

ONCE again, it didn't feel like we had much of a summer this year.

In late September 1972, however, Tynemouth parks and sands committee decided that because the summer seemed longer than usual, they would extend the lifeguards' spell of duty. Malcolm Tune, 21, of Whitley Bay, was well prepared to sit out his chilly vigil with sweater and a brolly.

After the committee made its decision in mid-September that year, the weather turned colder and there were days of cloud and wind, with the occasional downpour. However, Malcolm didn't mind and was happy about the extension. He said: " When the sun doesn't shine it's been freezing and there hasn't been much to do, but it's been enjoyable."

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 8, 2009
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