We do like to be beside ever-changing seaside!
FOR this week's Then and Now subject we visit Sutton-on-Sea and the promenade, writes Dave Strickland.
Motorists who merely drive through the resort do not have the luxury of viewing the beach, since the main A52 road passing through is at too low a level, on account of the sea defence embankment between that and the beach.
The original view shows a corner of the promenade as it was in the 1930s. The road passes to the left of the Beach Hotel, seen on the extreme left of the photograph.
Since that time, the area shown has been extensively reprofiled, so that there is little resemblance remaining.
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The original three-storey Beach Hotel has gone, although it was still there in the mid-1960s.
A modern looking extension was erected, which abutted it and reached to the embankment, but that itself has gone. In the modern view, the hotel was situated in front of the small, low, square white building in the middle background, and was the same height as the cream and brick three-storey buildings shown across the A52 road, which is also visible.
The three young local people enjoying their time at the beach are Ben, Emily and Sara.