East London Orient Beach circa 1915. Isn’t this card incredible? The children pool, so busy and fun. The Victorian era was such a ‘pretty’ period of life, with elaborate architecture, modes of dress and seasons celebrated in a manner we no longer follow.
Summer holiday we taken seriously in that the crowds arrived, in at first wagons, later in the period of motorisation, in their gleaming cars.
One must note, that East London was the main attraction for folks from as far as King William’s Town for Sunday outings. The sea has always had its siren call for most people, even today.
By Bev Young