I loved the article regarding beach photographs in your Summer issue, but it’s not just about when, it’s also about where.
My dad is 92, and tells us about his holidays as a youngster. Spent in a converted railway carriage owned by his older brother. Based in a field on the “front”. Walks and paddling during the day, evenings having fun with his family on the site. The swimming pool providing much fun, with bathing beauty competitions etc.
And all of this happened at sunny old Severn Beach. The most unlikely venue for a two-week family holiday now, but very popular in its day. Kim Tozer, by email
Editor replies: Thanks Kim. We are based in Bristol, so we know how unpromising Severn Beach would be as a holiday destination now!
Sunseekers cool off in the Blue Lagoon Bathing Pool at Severn Beach in August 1937