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Seaside Collection

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Seaside Collection: Seafront

Seafront Collection
29 Items

Seaside Collection: On the beach

On the beach Collection
37 Items

Seaside Collection: Piers

Piers Collection
21 Items

Background imageSeaside Collection: Southwold, Suffolk K022028

Southwold, Suffolk K022028
SOUTHWOLD, Suffolk. View of the Sole Bay Inn with lighthouse visible to rear

Background imageSeaside Collection: Smeatons Tower N080736

Smeatons Tower N080736
SMEATONs TOWER, The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon. View of Smeatons Tower which was largely dismantled from Eddystone Rocks and reassembled on Plymouth Hoe as a memorial

Background imageSeaside Collection: Scarborough Castle J870079

Scarborough Castle J870079
SCARBOROUGH CASTLE, North Yorkshire. View of the castle across the bay

Background imageSeaside Collection: Blackpool a047928

Blackpool a047928
BLACKPOOL, Lancashire. An elderly man on holiday paddling in the sea, with Blackpool Tower in the background. Date range 1946-1955. John Gay

Background imageSeaside Collection: Blackpool a047903

Blackpool a047903
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

Background imageSeaside Collection: Labworth Cafe, Canvey Island

Labworth Cafe, Canvey Island
A pioneering building of the Modern Movement, and one of the only architectural designs by Ove Arup. Canvey Island, Essex. IoE 461758

Background imageSeaside Collection: Plymouth Hoe EPR003252

Plymouth Hoe EPR003252
Plymouth Hoe, Devon. Aerial view by Aeropictorial. August 1937. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageSeaside Collection: Blackpool around 1900 OP00480

Blackpool around 1900 OP00480
BLACKPOOL, Lancashire. A view looking south-east from the North Pier towards Blackpool Tower with the Big Wheel visible in the background

Background imageSeaside Collection: Plymouth Pier CC76_00445

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

Background imageSeaside Collection: New Brighton Tower c. 1900 OP00587

New Brighton Tower c. 1900 OP00587
NEW BRIGHTON TOWER, New Brighton, Merseyside. The tower was taller than Blackpool Tower at 567 feet high. It was built in 1898 and stood within the Tower Buildings complex

Background imageSeaside Collection: The Kursaal, Bexhill EPW000121

The Kursaal, Bexhill EPW000121
THE KURSaL, de la Warr Parade, Bexhill, Sussex, photographed in 1920. The Kursaal or " Cure Hall" was built in 1896 as Bexhills first entertainment pavilion

Background imageSeaside Collection: Blackpool tower EPW002071

Blackpool tower EPW002071
BLACKPOOL, Lancashire. Aerial view of Blackpool tower and pier. Photographed in July 1920. Some damage to negative. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageSeaside Collection: Beach huts N090479

Beach huts N090479
BEACH HUTS, Blyth, Northumberland. A row of different coloured beach huts

Background imageSeaside Collection: Hastings a98 / 05468

Hastings a98 / 05468
HASTINGS, East Sussex. View of two women walking past a group of fishermens stores ( net shops ) during 1956. Eric de Mare

Background imageSeaside Collection: Dover Castle K970010

Dover Castle K970010
DOVER CASTLE, Kent. View of the cliff, castle, lighthouse and church from the sea

Background imageSeaside Collection: Clovelly harbour K011622

Clovelly harbour K011622
CLOVELLY, Devon. View through arch to the harbour with cobbled street and boats on the shingle beach

Background imageSeaside Collection: Whitby lobster pots K011121

Whitby lobster pots K011121
WHITBY, North Yorkshire. Lobster pots lining the quayside of the harbour with a view of the old town with St Marys Church on the hill

Background imageSeaside Collection: Cottage by Runswick Bay K011112

Cottage by Runswick Bay K011112
RUNSWICK BAY, North Yorkshire. A thatched cottage looking towards Kettleness, six miles north of Whitby

Background imageSeaside Collection: De La Warr Pavilion N061022

De La Warr Pavilion N061022
DE LA WARR PAVILION, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex. Panoramic view taken from the south east

Background imageSeaside Collection: St Ives, Cornwall a086596

St Ives, Cornwall a086596
ST IVES, Cornwall. A view looking across the harbour to St Ives from Smeatons Pier, taken during the photographers holiday to Cornwall. Photographed by John Gay, 1950

Background imageSeaside Collection: Clovelly, Devon OP04926

Clovelly, Devon OP04926
CLOVELLY, Torridge, Devon. A view up the main cobbled street in Clovelly, with a donkey on the cobbles and a woman standing on the terrace of the New Inn talking to a man below

Background imageSeaside Collection: The Leas Lift, Folkestone

The Leas Lift, Folkestone
Only the 3rd lift in England to be built operating by water balance. Folkestone, Kent. IoE 175454

Background imageSeaside Collection: St Ias Church, St Ives a98_04734

St Ias Church, St Ives a98_04734
ST IAs 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

Background imageSeaside Collection: De La Warr Pavilion N061023

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

Background imageSeaside Collection: Scarborough Castle N060340

Scarborough Castle N060340
SCARBOROUGH CASTLE, North Yorkshire. The castle and headland overlooking the town and harbour with yachts at anchor

Background imageSeaside Collection: Morris Minor BAR03 / 01 / 342

Morris Minor BAR03 / 01 / 342
A Morris Minor parked on grass overlooking a beach

Background imageSeaside Collection: Swooping seagulls DP174875

Swooping seagulls DP174875
Manchester Square, Blackpool, Lancashire. A group of tourists being harassed by swooping seagulls

Background imageSeaside Collection: Castle Sands, Tenby BAR03_01-564

Castle Sands, Tenby BAR03_01-564
Castle Sands, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, WALES. Looking south-west over Castle Sands, Iron Bar Sands, and South Beach, with people on the sand at low tide, viewed from Castle Hill

Background imageSeaside Collection: Tenby Harbour BAR03_01_562

Tenby Harbour BAR03_01_562
TENBY HARBOUR, TENBY, PEMBROKESHIRE, WALES. Tenby Harbour at low tide, in which boats are beached, with Castle Hill and colourfully painted houses on Bridge Street and Pier Hill

Background imageSeaside Collection: Durdle Door BAR03_01_413

Durdle Door BAR03_01_413
DURDLE DOOR, WEST LULWORTH, PURBECK, DORSET. Looking down towards Durdle Door from the north, with a man and a dog on the beach below

Background imageSeaside Collection: Sailboats BAR03_01_454

Sailboats BAR03_01_454
Instow, North Devon. Three yachts with red sails, and yachts with white sails beyond, sailing in the River Torridge at Instow

Background imageSeaside Collection: New Brighton, Merseyside c. 1900 OP00589

New Brighton, Merseyside c. 1900 OP00589
NEW BRIGHTON, Merseyside. A view along Egremont Promenade towards New Brighton Tower. A group of children stand in the foreground enjoying a day out by the seaside. Photographed by W and Co. c.1900

Background imageSeaside Collection: Blackpool Pleasure Beach a047934

Blackpool Pleasure Beach a047934
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

Background imageSeaside Collection: Boating WSA01_01_07979

Boating WSA01_01_07979
West End Pier, Marine Road West, Morecambe, Lancashire. A view of West End Pier from across the Childrens Boating Pool. 1925-1930. Walter Scott

Background imageSeaside Collection: Band performance, Morecambe WSA01_01_07964

Band performance, Morecambe WSA01_01_07964
Pavilion, Happy Mount Park, Marine Road East, Bare, Morecambe, Lancashire. Rows of people seated in deckchairs for a band performance. 1925-30. Walter Scott

Background imageSeaside Collection: Holiday Park EAW226932

Holiday Park EAW226932
Pontins Holiday Park, Clifton Drive, Blackpool. Popular family holiday resort known as Squires Gate Holiday Camp before Pontins took it over in 1961

Background imageSeaside Collection: Newlyn Fishing Port N061030

Newlyn Fishing Port N061030
NEWLYN FISHING PORT, Cornwall. Storm clouds settle above the trawlers in the harbour

Background imageSeaside Collection: On The Cobb DP196932

On The Cobb DP196932
The Cobb, Lyme Regis, West Dorset. The side of the Cobb harbour wall in silhouette, September 2017

Background imageSeaside Collection: Fishing boat and net shops, Hastings N100708

Fishing boat and net shops, Hastings N100708
HASTINGS, East Sussex. A trawler lays on the beach, settled in front of the seafront net shops

Background imageSeaside Collection: Newlyn Fishing Port DP043547

Newlyn Fishing Port DP043547
NEWLYN FISHING PORT, Cornwall. View of boats in the harbour

Background imageSeaside Collection: Weymouth beach huts DP055505

Weymouth beach huts DP055505
WEYMOUTH, Dorset, General view of beach huts at sunrise

Background imageSeaside Collection: The Lido, western quadrant

The Lido, western quadrant
Sunshelter, now cafe, 1924 by Sir John Burnet. Located in Ramsgate, Kent. IoE 171978

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