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Ice-creams, lemonades, lovely ices! Double Confession 1950 starring Derek Farr & William Hartnell & Peter Lorre & Naunton Wayne & Ronald Howard & Kathleen Harrison & Leslie Dwyer & Edward Rigby & George Woodbridge & Henry Edwards & Vida Hope et al, director Ken Annakin, seller’s cry on seafront
The cheeky carnival of the seaside. Rude Britannia II: Presents Bawdy Songs & Lewd Photographs, BBC 2010
Donald McGill: McGill took a most proper part of daily British life – the postcard – and turned it rude. ibid.
During a nationwide ‘back to basics’ campaign by the government of Winston Churchill [cf. maiden Parliament speech] McGill was investigated for obscenity. ibid.
The seventy-nine-year-old artist pleaded guilty to obscenity and was fined £50. Thousands of his cards were then ordered to be destroyed. ibid.
This is Donald McGill, the king of the saucy seaside postcard. And here is Mr McGill fifty years ago in a Lincoln prison cell. He is quite possible wondering how a seventy-nine-year-old man with a wooden foot who sold more than two hundred million postcards and put a smile on the face of the nation is practically penniless and facing the rest of his life in jail. Censorship at the Seaside: The Postcards of Donald McGill, BBC 2010
It’s a scorcher, and the nation is off to the seaside ... After the war ... One industry in particular goes into overdrive: and that is the saucy seaside postcard industry ... In the summer of 1947 sixteen million saucy postcards are sent from the seaside. And rather remarkably almost all of them bear the name of just one man: Donald McGill. So just who is the one-man postcard-producing machine? ibid.
The nation’s shopkeepers are on his side. ibid.
For the first time ever the authorities decide to directly pursue the artist himself. The Director of Public Prosecutions believes that these twenty-one cards created, painted, sold and distributed by Mr McGill constitute no less than obscene libel – they have the power to corrupt. ibid.
Over 2,000 Postcards Seized By Weymouth Police. News headline cited ibid.
17,989 Postcards Seized and Destroyed In Brighton. News headline cited ibid.
Man carrying gigantic stick of rock on beach: A Stick of Rock, Cock? Donald McGill saucy seaside postcard
She’s a nice girl. Doesn’t drink or smoke, and only swears when it slips out! Donald McGill saucy seaside postcard
Nurse delivering baby to mother: What was the colour of the father’s hair?
Mother in bed: I don’t know. He kept his hat on. Donald McGill saucy seaside postcard
Devil: Do you know who I am?
Drunken man: Of course I do. I married your sister. Donald McGill saucy seaside postcard
Between the eyes of love, I call your name
Behind those guarded walls, I used to go
Upon a summer wind there's a certain melody
Takes me back to the place that I know –
On the beach, yea yea yea
Down on the beach, yea … Chris Rea, On the Beach
For a century, from the 1860s to 1960 trams were a familiar feature of Britain’s roads … They became synonymous with seaside holidays. Timeshift: The Golden Age of Trams: A Streetcar Named Desire, BBC 2011
Kristiansand: the family escape on a thirty-minute boat ride to their very own remote paradise island: Cabin Lyngholmen. World’s Most Extraordinary Homes III: Coast, Netflix 2017
Southern Spain, Costa Tropical: built into a steep cliff-face with a 42 degree incline: House on the Cliff by Gilbartolome Architects. ibid.
Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand: the challenge for the architect was to design a house which would sit on a narrow strip of land between the shore and protected bush land: ‘a dream-like state of sensory bliss.’ ibid.
Nova Scotia: a three-bedroom holiday home set on the edge of this wild coastline: Two Hulls by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. ibid.
Summer means many different things to different people … but for us – the sport of Surfing! The thrill and the fun of the sport of surfing. The Endless Summer, 1966
Some surfers prefer the hairy thrill of a big wave. ibid.
Henry’s a seal – nature’s greatest body surfer. ibid.
Mike & Robert: You think they’re coming out with their forks to have you for dinner! ibid. guys in Ghana
Here in Cape Town they like to go all together … Durban: the sun is already up and it’s 4.30 a.m. … 80 degrees out, water temperature about the same … Sharks are a tremendous problem here. ibid.
In the curl for 45 seconds. ibid.
Lots of girls surf in Hawaii and many of them are very good. ibid.
Hawaii is truly a land of an endless summer. ibid.
You should have been here yesterday! ibid. dudes in Australia
A once in a lifetime chance to go get up close and personal with Florida’s favourite creatures: Manatees. Holidaying with Jane McDonald: Florida s1e1, Channel 5 2022
It’s expensive in Disney but it’s worth it. ibid.
Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world and with my time on the cruise ships there’s one place that became my home away from home: Florida. Holidaying with Jane McDonald: Florida s1e2
This time I’m hitting the highway … to uncover the wonders of the sunshine state. I’ll be exploring the beautiful backwaters. ibid.
825 miles of glittering sands for you to enjoy. ibid.
I’ve been swimming with manatees. I’ve dated worse. ibid.
Fort Lauderdale is one of my all-time favourite places in Florida. First, it’s the third busiest cruise ship port on Earth, so and docked and rolled here may times … A vibrant waterfront playground, with a four-mile stretch of dazzling beach and 165 miles of winding canals and waterways. No wonder it’s nicknamed the Venice of America. ibid.
Laid-back Florida Keys: I go for a jolly on a Florida trolley. Holidaying with Jane McDonald: Florida s1e3
A string of 44 islands stretching over 113 miles, and they are connected by 42 bridges from Key Largo to Marathon and all the way down to Key West. ibid.
In the party capital where I hit the sand and the sea. Holidaying with Jane McDonald: Florida s1e4
In 1974 this tribal consciousness would manifest in a less positive way … The two clans were destined to collide at the British seaside … Most of the original Mods I’ve spoken to reckon it was all exaggerated. Bradley Wiggins on Mods, Sky Arts 2019
Unfortunately, a lot of people remember the Mods and Rockers solely for the bank-holiday scuffles at the seaside. Suggs, Teen Spirit: The Mods & the Rockers, Yesterday 2011
Clacton-on-Sea Easter 1964 ... Mods and Rockers knocked lumps out of each other. ibid.