The Old Boating Lake
A wide range of pictures of one of the town's "most loved"
locations. All supplied by our visitors!
West Beach Swim Pool
The town's first public swim pool? We take
a trip to the '40s & 50's with the photos of Chris Vernon-Jarvis
A personal interpretation of West Beach
history based on photos contributed by our visitors
Red Spider Café
brief history of one of the town's best remembered beach
structures - with photos kindly supplied by Tim Holman and Ian
& Jennifer Johnson
John Harman takes us
back to the boat yards of the 1950s
Beach of '46
Harman describes what it was like to be free in the waterfront
in 1946... after 5 years of conflict.
take a look at some recycling that gave rise to the West Beach
breakwaters of 1917... with thanks to Diana Suard, John
Harman and Brian Smith