By Aled Jones.
Bridlington Harbour, the north side, as shown in a classic real-photo postcard.
The view is towards the North Pier, with many fine boats moored in the harbour. A number are mainly fishing cobles, but there appears to be a white-hulled sailing coble nearest to the pier wall. These were used to take visitors for a sail in the bay, a popular pastime when this photograph was shot in the 1930s.
The impressive pleasure boat moored towards the end of the pier is the famous Yorkshireman, built in 1928 at Hull. Note the large number of eager holidaymakers waiting for a bracing trip out to sea. There are also two spectacular looking yachts in full sail in the bay, possibly taking part in a race held by the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club.
Finally, note the marvellous stalls in the immediate foreground, selling everything from hot drinks to fruit and oysters. The owner of the oyster stall, Mr Harry White, also ran a popular oyster saloon in Prince Street.
The modern photographic ‘replication’ presents the same view as it appears today and is cordially offered for the purpose of comparison.
By Echo correspondent Aled Jones. Copyright 2021.