Seagulls at Aberystwyth

walking picture Aberystwyth promenade two ladies 1939

This little walking picture has been sitting in my ‘unidentified’ file for ages. The sweep of the beach had a feel of Blackpool about it but I couldn’t match it up to anything so put it to one side. Then the other day I was watching an episode of the BBC history of Wales series, and the helicopter cameraman swept along the coast at Aberystwyth. Something about the seafront development reminded me of this walkie, so I hunted about for photos online and realised I was on the right track. The old sea railings have gone but this old postcard confirmed them and the curious wooden gangway on the beach.
walking picture Aberystwyth promenade

seagulls Aberystwyth promenade The cameraman must have been lurking around near the pierhead but there is nothing on the card to tell us who took it, or who it is, though at some time one of the women has dated it on the back in pencil 1939.
The photo has been torn off what may have been a sequence.
I did wonder what the white marks were on the left by the upright column; seagulls caught in mid-flight!

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