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Rare black-and-white photographs show how families holidayed 100 years ago

Rare black-and-white photographs show how families holidayed 100 years ago

A collection of 100-year-old photographs from the Edwardian era that give a rare glimpse into the traditional British seaside holiday has been found in a dusty box.

The never-before-see photographs, taken at various seaside resorts in the UK, show a more informal side to life over a century ago.

The early 20th century images will be displayed at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery next month as part of an exhibition celebrating the story of the British seaside.

Stuart West, Shropshire Council cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “These pictures were the holiday snaps of the time and they give us a rare glimpse into the lives of holiday-makers some 100 years ago.

“The collection was discovered in a box in the archive and had been lying there for quite some time. They offer a fascinating view into holidays from a century ago.

“We would love to know more about the people and places that feature in these photographs and we're asking people for their help.”

The “Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside” exhibition will be on display between June 20 and August 28. Find more information at their website here.

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