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Filename: wsa01_01_g0584.jpg

Size: 5209 x 3805 (12.0MB)

Date: 21st June 2018

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

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Cricket on Filey beach WSA01_01_G0584

Filey, North Yorkshire. Children playing cricket on the beach, with two bathing tents in the background. Photographed for the Walter Scott postcard company in 1930

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Leisure Play Recreation Seaside Sport


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> More features > Spirit of the North

> Historic Images > Historic Images 1920s to 1940s > Photos from the 1930s

> The way we were > Childhood

> The way we were > Leisure > Seaside > On the beach

> The way we were > Leisure


EDITORS COMMENTS
A captivating scene of childhood joy and seaside recreation unfolds in this photograph taken on Filey beach in North Yorkshire during the summer of 1930. The sun-kissed sand stretches out before us, dotted with the footprints of carefree children at play. In the foreground, two youngsters concentrate intently on the cricket pitch they have created, using a makeshift wicket and a worn cricket ball. Their determined expressions speak volumes of their passion for the game, as they take turns to bat and bowl. The tranquil setting is further enhanced by the presence of two bathing tents in the background, providing shelter and respite for their parents or guardians. The vibrant colours of the tents add a splash of contrast against the muted tones of the sand and sea. The gentle lapping of the waves against the shore creates a soothing soundtrack to this idyllic scene. The photograph offers a glimpse into a simpler time, where the pleasures of a day at the beach extended beyond sunbathing and swimming. Cricket on the sand was a popular pastime for families during the early 20th century, allowing children to engage in physical activity while their parents enjoyed some relaxation. This image encapsulates the spirit of leisure and recreation that defined the British seaside experience during this era. As we marvel at the innocence and joy depicted in this photograph, we are reminded of the enduring appeal of the seaside and the simple pleasures it offers. The children's laughter and the gentle sea breeze continue to resonate with us, transporting us back in time to a place of carefree memories and happiness.

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