Is the caption right?
I have been trawling through the Brighton Herald photograph collection and was fascinated by this beach scene. The museum caption tells us that it is Brighton beach, but bearing in mind the mix-up on the last image, I am taking nothing for granted.
Strange beach fashions?
Regardless of its actual location, it is so interesting to see how the majority of the beach goers are dressed. Men are to be seen either in a full suit, or shirt and trousers; one is even carrying a small suitcase. The ladies are almost without exception fully dressed; some are wearing dresses, hats and kitten heels.
Questions for you
I was especially interested in what looks like a row of wooden benches on the left hand side of the image. I have never seen this in any other beach photos – do you know about these? So here are your challenges – is it Brighton beach – what was that unlikely line of benches? And can you find anyone in a bathing costume – male or female?