Amusements
(Places we went to have fun!)

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  • Armory Dances on Sunday night
  • Beaver Valley
  • Bowlerama, New Castle
  • Boxing at the Blue Hen Arena
  • Brandywine Center Bowling, 98 Vandever Avenue
  • Bull Dogs Woods
  • Calling out for the 'Lockerboy'!
  • Camp Mattahoon
  • Camp Rodney Boy Scout Camp
  • Camp Tockwogh
  • Center City Bowling
  • Crescendo Lounge to see 'Cookie Jar & the Crumbs'
  • Dances at Riddle Chapel in Kentmere
  • Dances at St. Johns Church at Concord & Market Streets
  • Dancing with service men at the YWCA on King Street on Saturday nights
  • Del Vets pool dances for teenagers & Aldersgate Methodist Church canteen dances
  • Delaware Roller Rink near Wilmington Manor (now a Merit Gas Station)
  • 'Dollar Night' at the Drive-In Movie Theaters
  • Easter Egg Hunts at Rockford Park
  • Eden Park Pool
  • Electric Grahamaphone, Stanton - an under 21 dance club
  • Elsmere Dances
  • Fairfax Lanes, Fairfax Shopping Center (pre-fire)
  • Fire Engine Rides
  • First State Bowling Alley, Gov. Printz Blvd.
  • Fireman's Parades and Carnivals
  • Going to the 'Dravo Marshes' and catching Snappers
  • Governor Printz Skating Rink & Bowling Ally
  • Grady & Hurst Dances
  • Grady's Bowling Alley, 8th & Orange Streets
  • Grady's Fairfax Bowling Center
  • Hay rides out to Thompson Bridge
  • Holiday Lanes, Philadelphia Pike
  • Ice Skating at Eden Park, New Castle
  • Ice Skating at 'Twin Lakes', Kennett Pike
  • Indian Rock, Canby Park
  • 'Kiddie Town', du Pont Highway
  • Lenape Park in PA
  • Local bands like 'The Astronotes', 'Teddy & The Continentals', 'The Turfs', 'Kenny & The Creators' and 'The Jaynotes' to name a few!
  • Lore School County Fairs
  • Making 'Scooters' from skates and orange crates
  • Matusoff's Bowling Alley, Gov. Printz Blvd.
  • Merry-go-round trucks in neighborhoods
  • Merryland Roller Rink
  • Miniature Golf, 3rd Street & Greenhill Avenue
  • Musical Shows at Salesianum directed by the late Rev. John T. Spragg
  • Parkway Bowling Lanes, Union Street
  • Pledging
  • Pop Weaver's Club at the Ace Theater
  • Pulaski Day Parades in Browntown
  • Putt-Putt Golf
  • Republican Club, 6th Street
  • Rick's Riding Academy, Concord Pike
  • Riverview Park in NJ
  • Sacred Heart dances
  • Salasianum (Sallies) dances
  • Saturday night dances at Modjeska Hall, Sycamore Street
  • Saying "Oly-oly-oxen-free"
  • Scottish Rite dances
  • Seller's Estate Day Camp
  • Silverside Lanes
  • Sorority & Fraternity formal dances in the Hotel duPont
  • Spinning Wheels Skating Rink
  • Steel Pier Dances, Atlantic City
  • St. 'Lizzie's' & the Armory dances - Bill Haley often played
  • St. Helena's dances
  • St. Michael's Club
  • Sunset Park
  • Swimming at Head Gatesand Big Baby
  • Swimming at Kirkwood Park
  • Swimming at Speakman's Pond
  • Swimming at Thompson's Bridge
  • The 1958 'Heart Show' at the Wilmington Armory with Bill Haley
  • The 50-mile hike in 1964 that started & ended in Rodney Square
  • The James E. Strates Shows, Prices Corner
  • The two segregated playgrounds between 9th & 10th & Lincoln Streets
  • Tradding Comic Books
  • Truitt's Riding Academy
  • Valleybrook Golf Range
  • Valley View Miniature Golf, Concord Pike
  • Visiting naval ships docked at the Marine Terminal on 4th of July
  • Watching (or marching & playing in) the Memorial Day & Christmas Parades on Market Street
  • Watching 'Blue Rocks' Baseball and Auto Daredevil's and Joey Chitwood at the old Wilmington Park on Gov, Printz Blvd.
  • Watching Bob Horne on 'Bandstand' (before Dick Clark)
  • Watching July 4th Fireworks at New Castle County Airport
  • Watching the 'Push Mobile Derby' on Lea Blvd. and later, across from the DuPont Louviers Site
  • Watching the Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus from 3rd & Church Streets to 30th & Gov. Printz Blvd.
  • Wearing your locker key on your ankle at the city pools
  • Wilmington Manor Lion's Club Dances
  • Wilmington Skating Rink
  • Wilmington Speedway
  • Woodland Beach
  • Wrestling at Fournier Hall
  • Zoo-Bee Land was a very popular night spot hangout in the 60's - secluded in the hills of Montchanin

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Revised: February 28, 2010