Some things never change… the wa­ter’s still freez­ing

Five decades of Bri­tish sea­side ca­pers caught on cam­era,

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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

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