Photographs from the 20th Century

The Beach

Taken between 1900 and 1950; some show the pier to the east: post WW2 the mooring dolphins appear

The Promenade and Bathing Station

Taken between 1920 and 1970 showing the Bathing Station and Cafe; after WW2 the sailing club appears

The Green and Model Railway

The Paddling Pool in 1927 with the model railway about 1948; a view from the sailing club in 1953

The Moat

The moat in 1905, at No 2 Battery in 1935, in 1938 and in 1953 with the fleet review in the background; in 1959 with digger

The Pier

The Pier in 1899, 1900 and in 1915 when it closed; in 1946 with mooring dolphins visible