Rainy day at Skegness

Cloth caps and bonnets on! This is a frame originally one of three in sequence, taken on a converted movie camera on a tripod. The Mum and her son seem amused to realise they were being snapped, and even though the end print is very unsharp and there are negative scratches, they have purchased it later that day (and later cut it up into 2″ by 3″ frames). Everyone seems well wrapped up and it has been raining, but that doesn’t seem to have put off the crowds walking down the Tower Esplanade in Skegness (you can just about make out the tower in the background) so lots of potential customers for the photographer. The print is also helpful as it has been dated in pen on the negative at the side, 4.X.32. This may mean Oct 4th. 1932, if so quite late for a break. There are a few from the same family’s collection surviving in those I found, most seem to be Skegness.

Skegness-1932-WP004.jpg

There are more Skegness images on the site if you use the search button (the post below is a set taken there). I don’t know who took this one, but the biggest firm in the town were Wrates, you can read about them on the site as well.

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2 responses

  1. Val

    I have one I bought fairly recently of people at just this same location in Skegness, probably taken 1920s/1930s. I’ll post it on my blog when I’ve coloured it.

    September 16, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    • simon robinson

      Do send me a hi res scan for the archive if you can Val, pre-colouring in!

      September 17, 2018 at 5:15 pm

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