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10 From The Seaside 9 : As Constant As Sea And Sand

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Donkey On The Sand At St Annes (Photo By Frank Fieldhouse, 1941)
The seaside has been a constant since the first day excursion train set out from the first industrial town on a bank holiday Monday. As constant as work and play, sea and sand. This photo features my auntie, Miriam Fieldhouse, during a wartime holiday in St. Annes-on-Sea.

10 From The Seaside 2 : Somewhere Under The Rainbow

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This is one of my pictures from the 1960s of the old fishing harbour at Bridlington. The Sailor’s Bethel was a non-conformist church catering for the welfare and spiritual needs of fishermen and sailors. The building is still there, but is now known by the less picturesque name of The Harbourside Evangelical Church.

10 From The Seaside 1 : Bracing Bits

Skegness Pier (1980)
Spring came yesterday. It has gone away again today, but that one oblique glance at the sun was enough to make me want to go to the seaside. So a new mini-series of scans from my old negatives starts with the seaside at its bracing best – Skegness. This photograph was taken a couple of years after the great storm of January 1978 cut the pier into three bits.
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