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The Great British Seaside Collection

Oh I do Like to Be Beside the Seaside; for decades British holidaymakers have flocked to the coast.

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. 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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The Great British Seaside Collection: Serene Seaside Piers
The Great British Seaside Collection: Weston-Super-Mare
The Great British Seaside Collection: Charming Staithes, North Yorkshire
The Great British Seaside Collection: Hastings, East Sussex
The Great British Seaside Collection: Ramsgate, The Great English Seaside Town
The Great British Seaside Collection: Bognor Regis
The Great British Seaside Collection: Punch and Judy Seaside Shows
The Great British Seaside Collection: Scarborough on the Yorkshire Coast
The Great British Seaside Collection: Eastbourne
The Great British Seaside Collection: Clacton-On-Sea, Essex
The Great British Seaside Collection: Skegness
The Great British Seaside Collection: Seaside Resort of Whitby
The Great British Seaside Collection: Magical Margate
The Great British Seaside Collection: Beautiful Brighton
The Great British Seaside Collection: Southend-on-Sea
The Great British Seaside Collection: Blackpool
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Passenger Porter
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Blackpool Station
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Penarth pier, Glamorgan, Wales -
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The Great British Seaside Collection: England, North Yorkshire, Whitby
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Nudist Beach
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Rain At Southend
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Southend Silhouette
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The Great British Seaside Collection: The End of Clevedon Pier at Sunset
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Pier at Herne Bay, Kent, England
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Herne Bay Pier Helter Skelter, Kent, England
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Herne Bay. Kent sunset
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Wales - Tenby, Pembrokeshire
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Herne bay pier, Kent
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Eastbourne Ladies
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Beachy Head and Lighthouse
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Paddling Pals
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Boscombe Seafront
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Carnival Royalty
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Clacton Beach
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Brighton Bathers
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Map of Whitby
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Beachy Head Aerial View
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Herne Bay Pier, Kent
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Art, Costal Landscape, Old Groin at Hastings, 19th Century
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, a seaside resort. Victorian, Tourists, Beach, Hotels
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Antique black and white photograph of England and Wales: Lowestoft Pier
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Antique photograph of seaside towns of Great Britain and Ireland: Scarborough
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Cromer pier at sunset
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Antique photograph of Penarth
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Penarth Pier at Early Morning
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Penarth pier
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The Great British Seaside Collection: Penarth Pier Dusk View


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