Cleethorpes in the 1980s: out of season and tired. Back then, colour seemed as absent from the persona of this seaside town as meat did from the hamburgers at the burger bar. Everything looks a lot brighter these days; colour is back - long may it stay.
A scan of a short strip of 35mm colour negatives taken in Cleethorpes and Grimsby sometime in the mid 1980s. CLEETHORPES : The mud-like sands at Cleethorpes. The line of container ships waiting their turn to sail up the Humber to unload at Immingham. The wooden pier with planks that look as if they have … Continue reading Negative Archives : Seaside Drive
Basic ingredients for a British seaside holiday : a pier, some sand, a bucket, and a palette full of grey paint. Any resort: paint the Humber estuary, paint Cleethorpes.