No mistaking mother and daughter here, they look so alike on this postcard sized walkie. One of them has dated it to July 1954 on the back but didn’t add where it was taken. I thought at first it might be Filey Brigg in the background, but while it is clearly right on the seafront somewhere I could not get a proper match for those very distinctive street lights until the other day when a card from Bournemouth sea-front turned up.
The second walkie was also initially another mystery, this is a single frame cut from a set of three originally sold on a postcard to one of the two ladies. Frustratingly there wasn’t enough detail in any of the background to give a clue, the photo is only around 1.5″ by 2.5″. It must be from the mid-1920s and seems to be a shopping trip rather than a seaside visit, some three decades before the card above. That advertising board propped up on the left rang a bell though, and I found it in exactly the same place on another walkie which I have identified as one of the main shopping streets in Bournemouth away from the seafront. It advertises shows in Victoria Park in the town.
There are more Bournemouth walkies on the site if you do a search, including a set of three which I have animated.