I have seen the sea round your way, it would put me off water for life too ! Lol lol
I reckon it was a lack of arse hair and coal dust that did for them......proud but poor working class men, faces like a Norman Rockwell poster, load of stale hovis under each arm, a picture of fat Sam in the pocket of their NCB issue donkey jacket close to their heart......driven on by the tears of Defoe and Biggus Dickus Advocat.......no Sergio Tacchini wearing, Lacoste sporting shandy drinker was going spend more than a quid in their local......drive them into the sea was the cry !!
Spat me tea out reading that pmsl