Early 1980s Blackpool

The idea of the great British beach holiday has largely gone the way of the VHS recorder, as cheap flights meant easy trips to guaranteed sun in the south Med. But this collection of images of Blackpool from the early 1980s is worth seeing. If only as a reminder of the simple charms and very…

How to… deal with the beach

As one soldier at Normandy was heard to remark, ‘the beach is something of a minefield’ — here’s some advice to help you HANDLE A JELLYFISH STING – Contrary to popular belief, it’s not a good idea to urinate on the affected area. Especially if there are children and families present and the person who’s…