This quality photograph is of Foreness Bay in the 1930's with some excellent detail. This photograph is perhaps one of the finest I have seen of bathing tents at Cliftonville. In 1920's & 1930's Cliftonville it was not the done thing to walk to and from the hotel to the beach in ones swimwear. People were expected to change on the beach after all we are British, so in order to do so, beach tents and huts to allow people to change in were hired from the Pay Office on the promenade. Like many social changes after the second world war bathing tents disappeared.
On another point I am doing a interview with radio kent on West Bay on beachcombing at 11:30 should be fun.