I have to confess that I really like the early seaside photos and this is another one of my favourites. I have created a group on Flickr called Vintage Seaside. There are over 1500 seaside photos there at the moment.
I have been collecting old postcards of the Isle of Wight for many years and it was quite by chance that during a search on ebay I discovered a real photographic card depicting a large group of family and friends on Ventnor beach. Taken around the 1920`s or early 1930`s by a local photographer who probably roamed the beach in search of business I was facinated by this image from the past.
Who were these people and how did they live their lives ? Did they all live nearby or were they on holiday ?
The truth is we will never really find out as they were just ordinary people who thought it would be nice to have their photographs taken, a spur of the moment thing that has survived to this day.
This is how my Flickr site Forgotten Faces began and you can visit by clicking on the View Flickr Photostream link at the top of this page or by going to My Complete Profile and clicking on My Web Page.