Am­a­teur snap­shot dated 1946

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Post­war re­lief

Our beaches closed to the public dur­ing the war. Fam­i­lies, in­clud­ing my London rel­a­tives (this is my mother, aged 15), flocked to the coast the fol­low­ing sum­mer.

Time to play

New styles of post­war beach­wear in­cluded gar­ments like this cot­ton print play­suit, an all-in-one hal­ter-necked bodice and shorts.

In­ci­den­tal de­tail

Snap­shots of­ten show in­ter­est­ing fea­tures that can be re­searched fur­ther. For ex­am­ple, Devon’s Mu­seum of Bri­tish Surf­ing iden­ti­fied this ‘surf rider board’, a body board from the early 20th cen­tury.

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