Wow that brings back memories, back in the day I worked at Butlins at Filey just down the beach!Here’s a black and white shot that I tried to make from exactly the same place as a photograph taken in 1931 on Filey Brigg, 89 years ago. The amount of erosion from the action of the sea actually threw me out a bit, I’m really surprised at how much the rock formations have changed in that dramatically short geological time ! The original would have been taken on a Box Brownie (most probably,) on a very large roll film, 3 1/4 by 5 1/4 “ and then contacted printed onto thick photographic paper to make an amazingly detailed post card, intimately better than we have now !
Processed in the style of a mature, vintage photograph.
I wonder what happened to those fellows in their smart blazers, standing on the rock that’s now gone, with WW2 being 8 years away.
Hey Private, fancy that ! It’s a small world. You must have been a young lad then; I think the Butlins camp packed up in the mid ‘80s and the it was briefly run by another company, finally closing, I think, about ‘89. It lay derelict for many years, similar eerie place to the old Pontins holiday camp at Plemont Bay, Jersey. It now been redeveloped as the Primrose Valley caravan park and there’s not a trace of the old camp left.Wow that brings back memories, back in the day I worked at Butlins at Filey just down the beach!