This lovely old postcard shows a splendid view across Bridlington Harbour from the South Pier and dates to the 1940s or very early 1950s.
It harks back to the bracing days when a trip around the Bay on a rowing boat was very much part of a summer holiday at Bridlington.
As you can note, there are quite a large number of fine rowing boats pictured, some with passengers onboard.
Sadly, it’s an experience that residents and visitors can no longer enjoy owing in no small part to excessive health and safety issues.
The bygone image depicted in the postcard will bring back memories for many people of a Brid Harbour packed with rowing boats of all different sizes and builds, providing a great source of income during the summer months for local townsfolk.
The modern photographic comparison shows the same beautiful view as it appears today, but was taken from a much higher elevation than the original postcard, namely the South Pier offices building.
By Echo correspondent Aled Jones. Copyright 2021