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British Seaside Collection

Including images from the new book of the same name

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Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Girls on Donkeys 1920S

Girls on Donkeys 1920S
Three thoroughly modern girls in their swimming costumes, taking a ride on Wilfred and Squeak, two donkeys, on the beach at Ramsgate, Kent, England

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Cartwrights Great Wheel - Skegness, Lincolnshire

Cartwrights Great Wheel - Skegness, Lincolnshire. Date: circa 1905

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Children and Redcoats at Butlins holiday camp

Children and Redcoats at Butlins holiday camp
A group of smiling children, with Redcoats and a few parents in the background, at Butlins holiday camp in Filey, North Yorkshire. The camp clown bares his chest for the benefit of the camera

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Quad-Ro-Bike at Butlin s

Quad-Ro-Bike at Butlin s
A Quad-ro-bike at a Butlins Holiday Camp

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Scarborough, Yorkshire

Scarborough, Yorkshire
Holidaymakers on the Esplanade at Scarborough, North Yorkshire, with the Spa building and bandstand behind them, and the Grand Hotel in the misty distance on the right. Date: 1890s

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Bathing machine owner and swimming master, Essex

Bathing machine owner and swimming master, Essex
Pictured in front of his bathing machines on the beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, is Charlie Bates with some of his family and the horse which hauled the machines down to the waters edge and back

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Beach scene, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Beach scene, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
Scene of holidaymakers on the Albion Beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. A long line of bathing machines on wheels can be seen in the background, waiting to be hauled by a horse to the waters edge

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Shrimping Hunstanton

Shrimping Hunstanton
A group of children shrimping among the Boulders on the beach at Hunstanton, Norfolk

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Port Sunlight Lido

Port Sunlight Lido
A noisy scene at Port Sunlight open air swimming pool, with lots of children having fun, Merseyside, England. Date: circa 1960

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: The Pier - Eastbourne, East Sussex, England

The Pier - Eastbourne, East Sussex, England. Date: circa 1908

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Holiday Camp / Butlins

Holiday Camp / Butlins
BUTLINS - Littlehampton - the Figure of Eight ride ( Thriller )

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Mother and four children on the beach

Mother and four children on the beach
A delightful photograph of a Mother and her four children spending the day on the beach at Palm Bay, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Holidaymakers in the sea at Margate, Kent

Holidaymakers in the sea at Margate, Kent Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Weston-Super-Mare

Weston-Super-Mare
A packed beach full of family holidaymakers, and the splendid Grand Pier, Weston- Super-Mare, Somerset, England

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Fairs / Electric Car Ride

Fairs / Electric Car Ride
Monte Carlo Rally electric car ride at Dreamland Amusement Park, Margate

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Brightons Pebbly Beach

Brightons Pebbly Beach
On the pebbly beach, Brighton, West Sussex

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: England / St. Ives

England / St. Ives
Two little boys keep their grandfather company while he finishes off his painting of a fishing trawler, on the beach near the harbour of St. Ives, Cornwall

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Holiday Camp Chalets

Holiday Camp Chalets
Children playing in the sand on the beach in front of a row of yellow chalets at a British holiday camp. Date: 1960s

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: The beach, Teignmouth, Devon, England

The beach, Teignmouth, Devon, England
The beach ( The Sands ), Teignmouth, Devon England. Date: circa 1906

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Rex Motorcycle and Sidecar - on the beach at Margate

Rex Motorcycle and Sidecar - on the beach at Margate. This particular model, launched after the end of WWI was powered by a new Blackburne engine

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Holidaymakers and a Redcoat at Butlins holiday camp

Holidaymakers and a Redcoat at Butlins holiday camp
A group of adults sitting in a row, with one little girl in the middle, and a male Redcoat sitting on the grass in the foreground, at Butlins holiday camp, Filey, North Yorkshire

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: On Margate Beach 1920S

On Margate Beach 1920S
On the beach at Margate: three ladies sit in deckchairs, while two boys in bathing costumes sit, one on the sand, one astride a toy bulldog

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Brass Band beach concert, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Brass Band beach concert, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
A brass band giving a concert on the beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. A row of bathing machines on wheels can be seen at the waters edge. circa 1910

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: H. L. Oakley and others on the beach, Scarborough

H. L. Oakley and others on the beach, Scarborough
The renowned silhouette artist H. L. Oakley (front row, second from left), with a group of men and women, all in their swimming gear on the beach at Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Bournemouth Water Chute

Bournemouth Water Chute
Bathers at Bournemouth wait their turn for a go on the water chute

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Packed Margate Beach

Packed Margate Beach
A very crowded beach scene at Margate, packed with British families enjoying the sun on deckchairs and donkeys, with the delights of Dreamland in the background

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Children at the seaside

Children at the seaside
Four young children frolic in the water, enjoying their British seaside holiday. c. 1910

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Beach scene, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Beach scene, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Beach scene, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Beach scene, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Scarborough, Yorkshire

Scarborough, Yorkshire
Holidaymakers on the esplanade at Scarborough, North Yorkshire, with the Spa building in the background. Date: 1890s

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Holidaymakers and Fantastic Sandcastle

Holidaymakers and Fantastic Sandcastle
Holidaymakers admiring a fantastic sandcastle made by the family seated within its walls! Date: circa 1919

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Working Horse Lunch

Working Horse Lunch
A little girl in a bathing costume feeds a working horse at the seaside, probably Ramsgate or Margate, Kent, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Working Horse Lunch

Working Horse Lunch
A little girl in a bathing costume feeds a working horse at the seaside, probably Ramsgate or Margate, Kent, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Family & Beach Cricket

Family & Beach Cricket
A family pose for a photograph on the beach at Weston-super-Mare in front of the Grand Pier with all their beach toys: cricket bat and stumps, a racquet and ball

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Donkey Rides / Hunstanton

Donkey Rides / Hunstanton
Donkey rides on the beach at Hunstanton Date: 1962

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: C. 1895 Seaside Outfit

C. 1895 Seaside Outfit
A young woman, wearing a blouse with mutton-sleeves, a wing-collar & bow-tie, a skirt decorated with 7 contrasting bands & a straw boater-style hat, seen at Brighton beach

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Donkeys at Weston

Donkeys at Weston
Happy children wave as they enjoy a donkey ride on the beach at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, with the sea glistening behind them

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Beauty Contest 1956

Beauty Contest 1956
A beauty contest in Cliftonville, near Margate, Kent

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Beauty Contest 1956

Beauty Contest 1956
A beauty contest in Cliftonville, near Margate, Kent

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Stormy Seaside Weather

Stormy Seaside Weather
A schoolgirl and her dog enjoy the rough sea and stormy weather at New Brighton, Cheshire, England

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Castle under the Pier

Castle under the Pier
Four children make a sandcastle under the pier at Ryde, Isle of Wight, England

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Bathing Beauties

Bathing Beauties
Bathing beauties prepare for action at Margate Lido Date: circa 1950

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Sandcastle Competition

Sandcastle Competition
Sandcastle-building competition, organised by Answers Magazine at Brighton

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Service on Sands

Service on Sands
A childrens service on the sands at the seaside - possibly at Llandudno, North Wales

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Bathing Machine Brighton

Bathing Machine Brighton
Two small children stand on the step of their bathing machine at Brighton, West Sussex, England

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Overhauling the Nets

Overhauling the Nets
Fishermen overhaul the nets on their boats at Scarborough, Yorkshire

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: England / St. Ives

England / St. Ives
Two little boys keep their grandfather company while he finishes off his painting of a fishing trawler, on the beach near the harbour of St. Ives, Cornwall

Background imageBritish Seaside Collection: Blackpool Beach / 1979

Blackpool Beach / 1979
The sand is crowded with families enjoying the summer. An oyster bar and ice cream van provide refreshment



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