On the beach again
These photos are a follow up to my contribution to the discussion of ‘A Brighton Beach Conundrum‘ in the ‘Mystery Photos’ page. On 18-04-2016 I identified my parents, Bertie and Pat Boast, and three of their ‘Brownie’ friends. A number of friends met regularly on the beach, often enough to get a good tan and call themselves ‘Brownies’. It looks as if the photos were all taken in one season and is likely to have been after August 1926, when my parents were married, and before 1930 when they moved their business to Ship Street.
Snaps from family album
These pictures come from our old family albums. They show the favourite beach to have been below Duke’s Mound (Chichester Terrace in the background). The exact position of the beach might be deduced from the lamp standards and the public seats on the sea front above. The groups would sit under Volks Electric Railway with one photo showing a ‘car’ en route overhead.
Perhaps some of those who joined in the discussion of the mystery photo can identify the other bathers in the pictures?