Today it was the Wimbledon Men’s Final and it got me thinking of another Wimbledon final back in 1985.
I was getting ready for a big adventure, later that year, with a group of friends and part of the preparations involved raising money for the trip. We had a stall at the Gold Hill Fair and took it in turns to man it throughout the day.
During our time off we sneaked round to a friend’s house to watch the tennis. We got totally caught up in the excitement that a boy our own age might be about to win Wimbledon. That boy was Boris Becker and he did indeed win that year and we may have been just a tiny bit late getting back to the stall for our shift!
It was quite a climb back up Gold Hill and if you are of a certain age you will know this, because the cobbled hill was featured in the 1973 Hovis advert. What you may not know, is that this famous view is to be found in Dorset and not a northern town as the advert implies.
In spite of the distraction we raised the money we needed to fund the working part of our trip and what a trip it was, but that’s a story for another day.
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