Some things never change… the water’s still freezing
Five decades of British seaside capers caught on camera,
Photographer Paddy Summerfield has documented the Great British seaside for 40 years. And from ice creams in the scorching sun to blustery beach days spent sheltering behind windbreaks, his pictures prove some things never change. But then we wouldn’t have it any other way, would we?
Top A woman takes a selfie, probably capturing Summerfield in her shot, on the beach opposite Shell Island, Gwynedd, 2016
Above This Blackpool spot – photographed in the late 1970s – is known locally as ‘Windy Corner’. ‘Sometimes you can barely stay upright, as the wind howls down the street,’ says Summerfield
Above Blackpool Tower looms over a packed beach in the mid1980s