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Holidaymakers Collection

"Holidaymakers: A Journey Through Time and Destinations" Step back in time to the golden era of holidaymaking, where Aberdeen was known as "The Silver City by the Sea

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Its the minikini. The tiny strapless triangle which is spring-loaded so that it

Its the minikini. The tiny strapless triangle which is spring-loaded so that it seems to stay up by magic. Student teacher, Jackie Kerr-Moller and her friends, Vera and Kate from Germany and Belgium

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Boardwalk and Hotel Nassau, Long Beach, New York, USA

Boardwalk and Hotel Nassau, Long Beach, New York, USA
Boardwalk and Hotel Nassau on a busy day, Long Beach, New York, USA. Date: circa 1915

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947

Aberdeen - The Silver City by the Sea, LMS / LNER poster, 1923-1947
Poster produced for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), promoting rail travel to the Scottish east coast city and resort of Aberdeen

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Butlins - Skegness

Butlins - Skegness
Butlinland Skegness - Night Scene

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s

Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, Glamorgan, south Wales in summer 1920s. Holidaymakers are enjoying the sunshine while having fun on the beach and lying in deckchairs

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: New Brighton Tower, Wallasey, Cheshire, c1898-c1921

New Brighton Tower, Wallasey, Cheshire, c1898-c1921. The New Brighton Tower was situated within the Tower Buildings complex and was taller than Blackpool Tower at 621 feet high

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Films Carry On Camping Barbara Windsor covers her breasts with her hands after

Films Carry On Camping Barbara Windsor covers her breasts with her hands after losing her bikini top during morning PT lesson as Kenneth Williams looks on open mouthed and in shock

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Butlins - Bognor Regis

Butlins - Bognor Regis
Butlins Bognor Regis - The Heated Outdoor Pool

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Rolling Chairs

Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Rolling Chairs
Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - note the holidaymakers being pushed around in wonderful little three-wheeled wicker seats (rolling chairs / miniature carriages / carts)

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Windsor, August 1928

Windsor, August 1928
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor and the River Thames in Berkshire, August 1928. A boat of holidaymakers and people on day trips are travelling along the river

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Stormy Scarborough

Stormy Scarborough
Rough sea and waves lashing the Yorkshire coastline at Scarborough, England, much to the delight of wet holidaymakers! Date: 1950s

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Scarborough, LNER poster, 1923-1947

Scarborough, LNER poster, 1923-1947
Poster produced for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), showing holiday-makers on the promenade and beach at Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Butlins - Skegness

Butlins - Skegness
Butlins Skegness - The Putting Green & Monorail

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Bowling green at a holiday camp, Paignton, Devon

Bowling green at a holiday camp, Paignton, Devon
People relaxing on a bowling green at a holiday camp in Paignton, Devon, with chalets in the background. Date: 1950s

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Hotels and the Beach

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Hotels and the Beach Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: The Dart paddle steamer Compton Castle. 1980s

The Dart paddle steamer Compton Castle. 1980s

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Whitecliff Bay, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Date: circa 1930s

Whitecliff Bay, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Windsor and Eton, 1939

Windsor and Eton, 1939
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor and Eton, Berkshire in 1939. Windsor Castle overlooks the River Thames, while boats full of holidaymakers and day trippers travel along the river in the sunshine

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Tropical Bathing Beach at Lummus Park, Miami Beach, Florida

Tropical Bathing Beach at Lummus Park, Miami Beach, Florida
The Tropical Bathing Beach at Lummus Park, Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Date: 1937

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Holidaymakers making the most of the August Bank holiday sun at Peach Rock Battery on New

Holidaymakers making the most of the August Bank holiday sun at Peach Rock Battery on New Brightons sea front. 1st August 1938

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Swimming Club at The Lido, St Helier, Jersey, c. 1930s

Swimming Club at The Lido, St Helier, Jersey, c. 1930s
A GWR publicity view of holidaymakers at the Havre Des Pas bathing pool and lido, St Helier on Jersey in the Channel Islands, taken in the 1930s

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Elbow Beach Surf Club, Bermuda

Elbow Beach Surf Club, Bermuda Date: late 1950s

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Torre Abbey Sands beach, Torquay, Devon

Torre Abbey Sands beach, Torquay, Devon
Aerial view of Torre Abbey Sands beach, Torquay, Devon. Date: circa 1958

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Cartwrights Great Wheel - Skegness, Lincolnshire

Cartwrights Great Wheel - Skegness, Lincolnshire. Date: circa 1905

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Saucy and silly seaside postcard with cheeky caption

Saucy and silly seaside postcard with cheeky caption
A Young man heads out to sea in a small rowing boat named the Saucy Sue - she instructs him: " Mind you don t goo too far, Darling!

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Holidaymakers sunbathing on Blackpool beach Blackpool Tower August 1972

Holidaymakers sunbathing on Blackpool beach Blackpool Tower August 1972

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall, 1924

Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall, 1924
A view of Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall in February 1924. People are taking a stroll along the promenade in the sunshine past the grand Falmouth Hotel

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Weymouth, August 1929

Weymouth, August 1929
Holidaymakers on the beach at Weymouth in the 1929. There are white beach tents and deckchairs, with people sunbathing and playing games nearby

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: An elephant with holidaymakers at Butlins, Filey

An elephant with holidaymakers at Butlins, Filey
A crowd of holidaymakers at Butlins holiday camp, Filey, pose with an obliging elephant. Date: c.1959

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: The Pier - Eastbourne, East Sussex, England

The Pier - Eastbourne, East Sussex, England. Date: circa 1908

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Campbell Parade and Esplanade, Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, with many cars parked. Date: circa 1930

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Swimming Gala and races at the Derby Swimming Pool in Harrison Drive, Wallasey

Swimming Gala and races at the Derby Swimming Pool in Harrison Drive, Wallasey. Circa 1935

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Holiday scenes in Brighton, East Sussex. July 1963

Holiday scenes in Brighton, East Sussex. July 1963

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Greve de Lecq, Jersey, c. 1930s

Greve de Lecq, Jersey, c. 1930s
A GWR publicity view of La Greve de Lecq on the northern coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands, summer c.1934. This image shows the beach with holidaymakers enjoying the summer weather; sunbathing

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Looe, Cornwall, August 1936

Looe, Cornwall, August 1936
A GWR Publicity view of the small coastal town of Looe in Cornwall, August 1936. Holidaymakers are swimming in the sea just off East Looe Beach with small fishing boats further out in the water

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: The Beach at Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

The Beach at Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Date: circa 1920s

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Ariel Sands, Beach Club, Bermuda

Ariel Sands, Beach Club, Bermuda Date: late 1950s

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: The Isthmus, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA

The Isthmus, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA
People and boats at The Isthmus, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA. Date: 1939

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall

Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall
Children watching a Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Mirror dinghies at Newquay, Cornwall

Mirror dinghies at Newquay, Cornwall. circa 1980s

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: South Bay Swimming Pool, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

South Bay Swimming Pool, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
The outdoorSouth Bay Swimming Pool, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Date: circa 1940s

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: The beach and promenade at Whitley Bay, Northumberland. 1928

The beach and promenade at Whitley Bay, Northumberland. 1928

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Beach bathing machines, 1913

Beach bathing machines, 1913
Beach bathing machines with bathers. These huts on wheels were developed in the Victorian era to allow bathers to change and be wheeled down to the sea for private and secluded bathing

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Poster, Arcachon, France, a town for winter and summer, Chemins de Fer du Midi - casinos, beach

Poster, Arcachon, France, a town for winter and summer, Chemins de Fer du Midi - casinos, beach, forest, hunting, fishing, regattas, races, pigeon shooting, golf. Date: circa 1895

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Flappers (litho)

Flappers (litho)
7148641 Flappers (litho) by Heilemann, Ernst (1870-1936) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Flappers. Illustration from Die Berliner Pflanze (Albert Langen, Munich)

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Pier and sands, New Brighton, Merseyside (colour litho)

Pier and sands, New Brighton, Merseyside (colour litho)
7153953 Pier and sands, New Brighton, Merseyside (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pier and sands, New Brighton, Merseyside)

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Porthcothan Bay Cornwall, 1950s Holiday Makers dig a trech in the sand to stop

Porthcothan Bay Cornwall, 1950s Holiday Makers dig a trech in the sand to stop cars from being driven on to the beach. The trench was 150 yards long and 2 feet deep

Background imageHolidaymakers Collection: Sheep by Alfred Leete

Sheep by Alfred Leete
A group of tourists obediently follow a guide while visiting an ancient ruin. Date: 1929



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"Holidaymakers: A Journey Through Time and Destinations" Step back in time to the golden era of holidaymaking, where Aberdeen was known as "The Silver City by the Sea. " The LMS/LNER poster from 1923-1947 captures the allure of this coastal gem, beckoning travelers to explore its sandy shores. Butlins in Skegness emerges as a popular destination, offering endless fun and entertainment for families seeking a memorable getaway. Meanwhile, Windsor in August 1928 exudes regal charm with its majestic castle and picturesque surroundings. Venturing further west, New Brighton Tower stands tall against the Cheshire skyline from c1898-c1921. Its grandeur attracted visitors from far and wide who marveled at its breathtaking views over the Irish Sea. Barry Island Beach in Wales transports us to the vibrant atmosphere of the 1920s. Sun-soaked sands and lively promenades create an idyllic setting for carefree days spent by the sea. A game on a bowling green at Paignton's holiday camp in Devon epitomizes relaxation amidst nature's beauty. Here, vacationers unwind while engaging in friendly competition under clear blue skies. Scarborough comes alive through an iconic LNER poster from 1923-1947, showcasing its timeless appeal as a seaside resort. With Butlins also making waves both in Skegness and Bognor Regis, these destinations become synonymous with laughter-filled holidays that leave lasting memories. Across continents lies Atlantic City's famous boardwalk adorned with rolling chairs; it serves as an emblem of leisurely strolls along pristine beaches. This American paradise captivates visitors with its luxurious hotels juxtaposed against stunning ocean vistas. Even stormy weather cannot dampen Scarborough's spirit; it adds drama to this beloved coastal town that has stood strong throughout history. And across the Atlantic Ocean once more lies Atlantic City.