So many people have written stories about their childhood/teenage family holidays, and I am sure I could write a whole book of my memories. Suffice to say that, by the age of 17, you really don't want to be going on holiday with your parents, especially when your parents are old-fashioned, and absolutely want to avoid doing anything that inferior people would do, or that a teenager might like, or indeed acknowledge that a 17 year old is not a child.
We stayed in a 'lodge' on a Hoseasons Park 'near' Dunoon. It still exists and now has facilities that might appeal to a 17 year old and a 10 year old. Back then, it was just a pool table and table tennis table. It rained a lot. Yes, it was August, but it was the West Coast of Scotland. I say it was near Dunoon, but the parents never stayed in a resort - and you'd be really pushed to call Dunoon a resort back then. It's one thing avoiding Skegness or Tenby, but Dunoon?
Back then, I had a Boots 126 compact camera: obviously, I have subsequently scanned those photos. Given the limits of the technology, I'm actually quite pleased with this collection!
It has struck me that the brother is exactly the age there his son will be when school breaks up.