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This delightful book contains a nostalgic selection of photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of Britain's seaside resorts in their Victorian heyday, when they were the favourite destinations for the traditional British holiday. In this fascinating book you can see the Victorians padding in the shallows, enjoying dips from bathing machines, promenading, crowding to watch the beach entertainers, or simply taking in the 'ozone'. The photographs are accompanied by an intriguing text taken from a Victorian guide book, offering an impression of how these resorts were viewed at the time when the archive photographs were taken. Evocative and atmospheric, these stunning images will transport you back into a bygone world. They bring us a strong reminder of the simple and diverse pleasures that the old-style British resort offered to many generations of tourists in the past.

  • Free optional inscription available!
  • 144 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-85937-667-6
  • Printed to order

Free Mounted Photo Print with this book!

A Frith photo print

These books include a voucher for a free Frith Photo Print. Turn to the back of your Frith book and find a voucher for a free mounted print of a Frith photo of your choice. Simply choose any photo from the book, return the completed voucher with a small payment for P&P. We will then print it in sepia and mount it for you in our Medium Standard mount.

The perfect, personalised gift

Add a dedication to the title page

Add a personal dedication to the title page - free of charge. Most of our books are printed individually to order. You can add a personal message when you buy that will be printed on the title page at no extra cost, making our books a great gift or keepsake. This is a great option for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and leaving or retirement.

" I ordered a book with a personalised touch (from my youngest kids to their grandma). Having the option to personalise is one of the reasons I bought it. It was promptly delivered, no fuss, no delays. An absolutely beautiful pictorial historical account of my Mum's home town, which I am sure she will be delighted with.

Thank you very much Francis Frith."

Michael Berryman