Bridlington, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bridlington and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Childhood In The 1950s

It breaks my heart to see how the years, short-sighted councillors and rapacious businessmen have ruined this once noble and beautiful seaside resort. How could anybody have countenanced destroying this view for the ugly, noisy smelly and shabby fairground rides that have replaced it? Up and down the ...Read full memory

Holiday On The Buses

From 1948 to the early fifties we used to have our weekly holiday in a bus on Marton Road. There were quite a few buses on the site, all situated at the top of the site, most of them were double deckers painted in green. Ours was different from the others because it had four chains which looked like it was holding ...Read full memory

Family Holidays

Limekiln Lane camp site is a special place for me, my grandparents spent many happy holidays there in the 1950s. Once their children arrived they went along too. Jaqueline and Harold had children of their own, I am one of those children. I have six children and every year we return for a fortnight, my children adore this ...Read full memory