Your recent article concerning the proposed reduction of parking arrangements at Camber Sands, pending the proposed new development of the hotel, made me think.
I wonder if anyone knows now that during the 1930s at peak holiday times cars delivering picnicking families in their dozens and dozens actually parked at low tide on the very beach itself (as the contemporary photos show).
In terms of ecology, this must have been dreadful.
It beggars belief that once people found it quite acceptable to bring their polluting vehicles straight onto the beach itself.
Goodness knows what they left behind after their stay in those “good old days”!
Image Credits: photos supplied by Terence Pomroy .