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Great British Seaside Holidays

Oh I do Like to Be Beside the Seaside

 

Since the early 18th century, when some of the wealthiest people first sought improved health by bathing in saltwater, the lure of the sea has been a part of the British way of life, For decades British holidaymakers have flocked to the coast. Many seaside towns boast a tradition that stretches back to the coming of the railways in the Victorian period and some of them even earlier. Seaside holidays in Britain were in their heyday in the post war years of the 50’s and 60’s. It was the ultimate summer destination for most working-class families. Where they went mostly depended on where they lived; people from the north were more likely to go to places like Blackpool or Scarborough, whereas people from the south might choose Brighton, Southend or Margate. This is a collection of heartwarming nostalgic images featuring the British seaside; pebbly shores, deckchairs on the piers, bathing huts, fish and chips wrapped up in newspaper, and tasty ice creams.

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Scarborough Lights
 
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Make Up Mirror; 8th August 1953: Judy Dunlop, a participant in the Holiday Girl Beauty
 
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Blackpool Rides; Children enjoying the donkey rides on Backpool beach, Lancashire
 
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England, North Yorkshire, Whitby
 
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Children in swimming costumes jump into the sea, Blackpool, c1946-c1955. Artist: John Gay
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Two Young Women Paddling At Blackpool
 
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Head For Heights; workmen repair Blackpool Tower
 
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Performers Legs Audience at Blackpool Tower Ballroom
 
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Refelctions and illuminations on a rainy Blackpool Pier 1970
 
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Four women eating ice creams on beach, portrait (B&W)
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Blackpool Dancers
 
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Nudist Beach Brighton, Sussex; A nudist surveys the sea
 
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The Storms Of Whitby
 
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Fairground Fun; What Blackpool Means To Them
 
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Bathers Old And New swimming costumes at the open air pool in Blackpool
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Selling Ice-Cream, Blackpool holidaymakers buying ice-cream
 
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Chess Chimp 1955; young girl from Brighton enjoying a game of chess with Fifi the
 
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Blackpool Beauties
 
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Weymouth Sea Front
 
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Top Of The Tower
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New Blackpool Illuminations 1938
 
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On Brighton Pier
 
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A child photographs his mother and grandparents on the beach, Blackpool, c1946-c1955
 
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Driving a go-kart, 1937
 
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Blackpool Station
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Brighton Belle
 
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Ruswarp
 
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Brighton Belle
 
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Wall Of Death
 
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Ballroom Dancing
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Seaside Prom
 
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Bridlington Beach
 
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Filey Beach
 
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Seaside Pool
 
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Beach At Bournemouth
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Boscombe Seafront
 
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Fishing Village of Whitby in Yorkshire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840
 
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Cliffs near Whitby, Yorkshire (Victorian engraving)
 
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English Summer
 
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Carnival Royalty
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Clacton Beach
 
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Clacton-on-Sea - Victorian engraving
 
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Pier Reflection
 
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Whitby Beach
 
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White Cliffs of Whitby in Yorkshire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840
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Runswick Bay
 
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That Way ?
 
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Mods
 
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Young Canute
 
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Sunrise over Bognor Regis Pier
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Bognor Sea Front 1963
 
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Bognor Pier 1963
 
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Bognor Regis Beach, 1963
 
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Bognor Pier
 
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Eastbourne Pier Impressionism
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Eastbourne Ladies
 
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Beachy Head and Lighthouse
 
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Eastbourne Pier at Night
 
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Paddling Pals
 
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Eastbourne pier at night
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Eastbourne Holiday Weather
 
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Eastbourne Pier, Sussex, England
 
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Sunset & starlings
 
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Red sky in the morning
 
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A Row of Multi-Coloured Beach Huts along the Promenade, Eastbourne, East Sussex
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Eastbourne
 
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Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour at Sunset
 
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Colourful Weymouth, Dorset
 
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Weymouth Seafront
 
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Weymouth Bay by Night
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Morecambe
 
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Down By The Sea
 
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Moody mysterious beach setting
 
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Warm Colored Beach Setting
 
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Vibrant Beach Image in Brighton
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Brighton Pier
 
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Rain At Southend
 
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Brighton Royal Pavilion
 
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Silhouette Brighton Pavilion
 
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Royal Pavilion
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Brighton Pavilion
 
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The Pavilion
 
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Pathways
 
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Royal Pavilion Illuminated at Night, Brighton, England
 
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Royal Pavilion Domes & Minarets in Brighton
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Royal Pavilion, Brighton, England
 
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Map of Whitby
 
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Beachy Head, 19th Century
 
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Beachy Head, East Sussex, United Kingdom
 
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Beachy Head Aerial View
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Beachy Head Lighthouse
 
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Armageddon at seaside
 
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Stormy sea with high tide
 
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Filters
 
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Brighton Seaside Sunset
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architectural detail, architecture, brighton, brighton pavilion, building, color image
 
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Brighton Pavillion
 
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West pier from above
 
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Pavilion, Birdnest, Brighton, East Sussex, England
 

 

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