July 28, 1962 IT WAS the busiest holiday weekend of the year, with the first days of the school holidays coinciding with the start of many businesses' traditional summer shutdowns to allow staff to take their holidays. The ECHO's front page reported "all-night queues at Princes Landing Stage for the Isle of Man steamers", while bus and rail stations and Liverpool Airport were also busy. Tea and coffee stalls stayed open all night to serve the dockside queues, and at 8am a queue of "luggage-laden holidaymakers" stretched from the landing stage to the front of the Liver Building. A spokesman for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company described it as "the busiest morning for over five years." The city's rail stations were just as busy, with Exchange Station "thronged with people making an early start for the Scottish resorts", while flights from Liverpool Airport to Venice, Pisa, Ostend and Nice were fully booked.
In other news, vandals daubed a statue and refreshment kiosk in Arrowe Park, Wirral, with white paint, swastikas and graffiti. And Liverpool's bestselling single of the week was revealed to be I Remember You, by Frank Ifield, right.
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|Publication:||Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Jul 28, 2019|
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