Modern Improvements, Scarborough, from the East Pier.
Published by S.W. Theakston, Scarborough 1845.
Lithograph. 330 x 462mm. 13 x 18¼".
A view looking over to Scarborough bridge. In the foreground fisherman weave nets and sit on the edge of the pier. Along the shoreline are people promenanding and using bathing machines; traditional beach huts on wheels, which allowed people to change inside and then step directly into the water having been walked down to the water's edge by horses. It was at Scarborough, the world's first seaside resort, that they started their nationwide use.
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