Does anyone remember the ‘seashell’ in Sewerby Hall gardens that was used by singers and musicians….?
Echo correspondent Aled Jones has this wonderful old postcard in his collection and he explains more:
“This fine vintage postcard will certainly appeal to anyone missing the great shows and concerts residents and visitors alike used to regularly enjoy in the town before the lockdown started in March 2020.
It was posted on 28th June, 1953 shortly after the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, the cancellation on the reverse patriotically proclaims ‘Long Live The Queen.’
It is a marvellous example of what deltiologists call a sepia postcard and showcases an orchestral concert in full swing at historic Sewerby Hall & Gardens.
The famous Orangery is to the left and the deckchairs all have ‘Bridlington Corporation’ on the back, the local government was called this before the new East Riding of Yorkshire unitary authority absorbed it in the 1990s.
The raised concert stage appears to resemble a beautiful seashell and was a permanent feature for many years in the Park.