Life’s a beach


What a fantastic period photo – supplied very kindly by Julie Le-Moine.

Here’s a lovely quick one from friend of the blog Julie Le Moine – and it’s a good opportunity to point out to those who’ve supplied images lately that I’m hoping to catch up with that at the weekend, nothing is forgotten.

This one from Julie – long time reader and initiator of several great story themes here – is a remarkable period image from the mid 1960s, thought to be taken on Blackpool beach.

Julie said:

Evening Bob

Here is that old photo again with ‘uncle’ Paddy (Walker) and ‘auntie’ Clarice with me and Mum sitting on the beach in Blackpool, around Sept 1966…

If you need anymore info just shout!


There’s been some to-ing and fro-ing over this picture, as I lost the first one Julie sent; but from discussions at the time, it seems Paddy survived the Grove Pit Disaster in 1930. I tried looking for the exact spot where it was taken, and couldn’t find it so it may, I guess, be Fleetwood or Lytham.

I am, as ever, after any comments or observations; that’s a fine pram, and the atmosphere is very much of it’s time, including the guy behind asleep in the deckchair. Did you know Paddy and Clarice?

Thanks to Julie, and if you have anything to add, please do. Either comment, or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.

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3 Responses to Life’s a beach

  1. Christine says:

    If you look in the background you will see some of the illumination on the lamp posts. It’s not Fleetwood, my family home town, and the illuminations finish at Gynns Square just before you get into Cleveleys. Back then the illuminations were only there for a month from the end of August.

  2. rob brownhills says:

    nice picture knew Paddy when I was a kid and lived in Friezland lane but was he involved in a disaster at Walsall Wood colliery in the late 50’s rather than the grove ?.How did they get that big pram to Blackpool ??

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