Friday, 18 June 2010

Morecambe

We have had some glorious sunny weather recently so lets take back a trip in time. The postcard is entitled "Soaking up the sun at Morecambe, early 1950s"  Yes the great British summer and we do like to lay in the sun, but sometimes it is best to wrap up.

Morecambe is a seaside town on the north west coast of England.  The weather was so clear yesterday that I could see it from my side (north) of the bay, and Blackpool Tower further along.  Fifteen miles away as the crow flies but 50 miles, without wings, to travel by land round the bay.  I suppose the 1950s were the last of the mass holidays to British seaside towns.  In the 1960s the population became more affluent, package holidays arrived and people discovered you could guarantee sunny weeks abroad.   Despite its decline I always have a soft spot for Morecambe or maybe it is a memory of the giant ice creams they used to sell there.  Brucciani's Ice Cream Parlour in Morecambe have been selling ice cream for nearly 100 years, maybe that is where this idea came from

Edwardian holiday poster for Morecambe, circa 1905.  The Naples of the North.  Yes Naples is on a bay and by the sea, full marks for imagination.

Our hostess for Postcard Friendship Friday is Beth at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy,  Happy PFF.

10 comments:

Beth Niquette said...

I especially love the 1905 postcard--what lovely colors and design!

Happy PFF!

Christine H. said...

Naples of the North does have a very nice ring to it. Come to think of it, those people pretending to be asleep in their beach chairs are probably the Morecambe Mafia.
The poster is very beautiful.

Bob of Holland said...

I don't agree with the other two comments. The first postcard is great. Totally fifties. Strange that some of these beach resorts (I've never visited Morecambe) still have this fifties feeling. And Naples is a wonderful city. Happy PFF.

Funoldhag said...

There is a relaxed group of people - can't imagine there is much stress in that group - at least for the moment. And I would love to have some of that ice cream! Enjoy the day!! Carol

Postcardy said...

The first postcard must be very English. It is hard for me to imagine people sleeping and sunning themselves in suits and ties.

Mary said...

Perhaps my son will get to visit Morecambe - he's just left to study in Oxford for the summer, and will have weekends to explore!

Snap said...

Now that's the life ...complete relaxation! Happy PFF!

Greyscale Territory said...

A great postcard presenting relaxation at its best! A nd it must have been chilly at the time going by how well rugged up everyone seems to be!

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Love the picture of people asleep on deckchairs in the "sun". That's very British - when we go on a summer holiday we generally go on the beach regardless of the weather. We have some family photos of us all wrapped up in waterproofs trying to enjoy a picnic in the driving rain. Beautiful cards - thanks for sharing.

Lyneen said...

Sounds like a place I would love to visit... I love a nap in the sun!!!

thanks for sharing... PFF