There’s nothing like a bit of optimism. So today we head off for a little sunshine. Just to remind us that once upon a time there was such a thing as summer.
And where better than Hayling Island in its heyday?
These undated pictures, from the collection of Waterlooville photographer and collector Paul Costen, show the popular resort and retirement area in what looks like the 1940s and 1950s.
From buying petrol on the pavement at Eastoke Garage to watching the monkeys romping around their island in the middle of the boating pool, these pictures will strike a chord with many of you.
Pictures from costen.co.uk