Project info

A series made during the winter months in British seaside resorts which along with the beach holiday played a central part in the development of international tourism that, for good and ill, we (the Brits) gave to the world.

The first resorts were in Whitby and Scarborough in North Yorkshire, around 1720, but the south east soon followed, notably in Margate and Brighton. Railways gave greater coastal access and resorts soon sprung up in Blackpool in the north west and Weymouth in the south west.

From the 1960’s, with competition from overseas holidays and the growth of the package tour, the British resort has found it increasingly difficult to survive and has fallen into some decline.