Around the beginning of the 20th Century Percy’s family visited Bournemouth in Hampshire, and here are the holiday photos from that day over 100 years ago.
Family Group on Bournemouth Beach
View with Bournemouth Pier in the Background
The follow Freddie’s spade down and I think you can just see the sandcastle they have made complete with upturned buckets to make the ramparts!
What do you think? Did I get it right?
Bournemouth beach, from the Pier Looking West Towards Highcliffe
Bournemouth Beach Looking West from the Pier
Evans Family on Bournemouth Beach with Bathing Machines, from the Pier Looking East
Bournemouth Beach looking east from the Pier.
Setting Out on A Donkey Ride
(Percy’s Father), Richard Henri Evans (1865 – 1952 ) was a schoolteacher and a dog lover. He was also an amateur photographer, and remarkably good at it judging from the quality of these images!
He was certainly an “early adopter” of new technology at a time when photography was still very new, and the equipment was very expensive. The 3″ glass slides which we copied to make these images would have been developed at home, in a dark-room.
Bathing machines were very popular on the English South Coast resorts such as Bournemouth and Brighton at that time. Find out more about them, why they were used, and how they were used on Wikipedia here.
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