Clevedon Pier at sunset K990506
CLEVEDON PIER, Marine Parade, Clevedon, North Somerset. A view of the pier at sunset.
Clevedon Pier N071847
CLEVEDON PIER, North Somerset. General view of the pier taken from the beach.
BLACKPOOL, Lancashire. General view along beach towards the Blackpool Tower seen through centre of ring of life buoy on central pier. Mid 20th century. John Gay.
The Promenade, Hastings 258T_14
THE PROMENADE, Hastings, East Sussex. A view looking across three benches on the promenade and out to sea. The promenade stretches along three miles of the shore. It was rebuilt in the 1920s and 1930s.
Beach huts K030616
BEACH HUTS, Southwold, Suffolk. Row of eight colourful beach huts.
Saltburn Pier N100019
SALTBURN PIER, North Yorkshire. View down onto the pier from the clifftop. Unusual patterns in the sea on a frosty winter dawn.
Blackpool Beach AA047930
BLACKPOOL, Lancashire. Informal holiday portrait showing rear view of a family with two small daughters paddling in the sea, with Blackpool Tower in the background (mid-20th century). John Gay.
De La Warr Pavilion N061023
DE LA WARR PAVILION, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex. Exterior view taken from the south east. Late afternoon sunshine reflecting in the glass.
Plymouth Pier CC76_00445
PLYMOUTH PIER, Devon. The pier was built in 1884 by E Birch and was quite short at only 465 feet long. It was damaged by enemy action in 1941 and demolished in 1953. Photographed, 5th July 1893, it carries advertisements for (amongst others) Sunlight Soap, cocoa, Beechams and a local dyeing works.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach AA047934
PLEASURE BEACH, Blackpool, Lancashire. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of the most popular holiday attractions in England, and offers rides such as the double ferris wheel seen here. A horse-drawn carriage along the promenade provides a more sedate form of entertainment. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1946-1955.
Beach huts N090479
BEACH HUTS, Blyth, Northumberland. A row of different coloured beach huts.
HASTINGS, East Sussex. View of two women walking past a group of fishermen's stores ('net shops') during 1956. Eric de Mare.
BLACKPOOL, Lancashire. An elderly man on holiday paddling in the sea, with Blackpool Tower in the background. Date range 1946-1955. John Gay.
Newlyn Fishing Port N061030
NEWLYN FISHING PORT, Cornwall. Storm clouds settle above the trawlers in the harbour.
De La Warr Pavilion N061022
DE LA WARR PAVILION, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex. Panoramic view taken from the south east.
The Kursaal, Bexhill AFL03_aerofilms_121
THE KURSAAL, de la Warr Parade, Bexhill, Sussex, photographed in 1920. The Kursaal or "Cure Hall" was built in 1896 as Bexhill's first entertainment pavilion, the closest thing to a pier the town ever had. It was renamed the Pavilion after the first world war. It was closed in 1936, shortly after the de la Warr Pavilion (350m to the West) was opened in 1935. The site, near the war memorial, is now occupied by the sailing club. The terrace behind remains, including the Normanhurst Hotel. EPW000121 Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
Eastbourne Pier N071211
EASTBOURNE PIER, East Sussex. The pier boardwalk at sunset.
Blackpool tower EPW002071
BLACKPOOL, Lancashire. Aerial view of Blackpool tower and pier. Photographed in July 1920. Some damage to negative. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
CLACTON-ON-SEA, Essex. A view of the pier complete with rollercoaster. In the foreground seaside holidaymakers lounge in deckchairs while a small boat offers sea trips. Photographed by Hallam Ashley in 1953.
St Ia's Church, St Ives AA98_04734
ST IA'S CHURCH, St Ives, Cornwall. The east end of the early 15th-century church of St Ia, St Ives, seen from the harbour. A boat is pulled up in the foreground. Photographed by Eric de Mare between 1945 and 1980.