100 Years Of The Seaside
Photographs: Includes 300 photographs
A visual record of the nation?s love affair with its beaches:the unique phenomenon that is the British seaside. Contains around300 photographs from PA Photos? huge archives, spanning the wholeof the 20th Century. Hand-picked by PA Photos? own archivists, mostof these images have lain unseen since they were used as newspictures when first taken. Each image has been scanned especiallyfor this book, many from glass plates, ensuring the best possiblequality of reproduction. Britain?s love of its pleasure beachesgave rise to a peculiar holiday culture ? the seaside. Here ausually reserved nation would let its hair down, roll up itstrousers, put on a kiss-me-quick hat and laugh at bawdyentertainers. From Victorian sobriety and Edwardian elegancethrough working-class high spirits to the present day, this bookcelebrates the place that the seaside holds in all our hearts.ISBN13: 9781906672232
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