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The British Seaside

Theme Calendar - The British Seaside

Featuring 12 captioned photos of The British Seaside. A4 sized calendar, opening to A3.

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This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

50s & 60s
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50s & 60s

Favourite archive photos celebrating the 50s & 60s

Memories of Hunstanton

My Uncle Burt and Aunty May had a shellfish stall in Hunstanton on the sea front by the old red sea mine.  I would only have been a mere youngster then. I can remember going with my Uncle Burt Wells to Wells-Next-to-Sea to pick up the bags of cockles for the stall. I can remember the Kit Kat Club down (...Read full memory)

Phyllis Papworth was one of the several sisters who were about when this great flood and tempest happened - I think she was a little older than me, as I remember Jennifer in my class, and Susan was younger.O nly one of the sisters survived the flood - she was staying with a friend, but the rest of her family were (...Read full memory)

14/08/11 My grandparents used to take me on holiday in their motorbike and sidecar to Hunstanton and Heacham when I was a small boy. It would have been between 1948 and 1950. I remember vividly going on a boat with wheels down the pebble beach, and being ferried out to a larger ship where we would be taken further out to (...Read full memory)

Does anyone have any memories about the 1953 floods? My aunt Phyliss Papworth and her daughters Suzanne, Jennifer and Patricia who lived in South Beach Road all drowned, but her other daughter Janet was at a birthday party at a house near where Manor Park caravans are now, and was safe from the floods. I wasn't born (...Read full memory)

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