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Walkers near the Pier Entrance and wooden boats

Walkers near the Pier Entrance and wooden boats

Walkers near the Pier Entrance and wooden boats

The photograph captures a timeless scene of coastal life in the early 1900s, with its composition perfectly balanced between the bustling promenade and the serene shoreline. In the foreground, we see a collection of wooden boats resting on the sandy beach, their sturdy frames weathered and worn from years of use. The boats' simple designs evoke a sense of nostalgia for a time when life was simpler and more connected to nature.

In the background, we see the magnificent Victorian Pier looming large over the scene, its intricate ironwork and ornate embellishments testaments to the skilled craftsmanship of the era. The pier serves as a focal point for the walkers on the pavement, who appear to be enjoying a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, taking in the fresh sea air and the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore.

In the distance, we can see horses and carts waiting for passengers. This detail provides a glimpse into the transportation methods of the time, reminding us of a bygone era when horse-drawn carriages were a common sight on the streets.

Overall, the photograph offers a charming snapshot of life in Swanage during the late 1800s and early 1900s, capturing the essence of the town's coastal charm and the simple pleasures of a bygone era.

Image Ref: VS 2395

Year: 1910

Copyright: Unknown

Photographer: Unknown

Tags: BayBeachBoatHorsesPierVictorian