Dos anyone remember what this bank holiday was for?
It is to give you the opportunity to join the Manchester Morris Men for a 'knees up' Larry. International Labour Day from the 1870's (just before you were born) Have a good day !
Does it really go back that far, Roy? Hadn't the remotest idea. Thought it was something that maybe started with the general strike in the 20s. And yes, a few hours before I was born!
Sorry Roy, but you have got your dates mixed up. I'll quote you from the column Littlejohn writes in the Daily Mail today:
(Quote: Coincidentally, yesterdays bank holiday is a fairly recent invention. It was introduced in 1978 by the Labour Government to mark International Workers day, already being celebrated elsewhere in the world --- especially in repressive socialist dictatorships. Unquote.
So not completely wrong Roy, but..................