Plenty of fun in the sun at popular island resort

230512 REMEMBER WHEN REP: CO''CAPTION: Creek Road, Eastoke, Hayling Island' 'PICTURE: MUST CREDIT PAUL COSTEN'From: Paul Costen [mailto:costen1@mac.com]
230512 REMEMBER WHEN REP: CO''CAPTION: Creek Road, Eastoke, Hayling Island' 'PICTURE: MUST CREDIT PAUL COSTEN'From: Paul Costen [mailto:costen1@mac.com]
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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?

230512 REMEMBER WHEN REP: CO''CAPTION: Monkey Island and the boating pool, South Hayling' 'PICTURE: MUST CREDIT PAUL COSTEN'From: Paul Costen [mailto:costen1@mac.com]

230512 REMEMBER WHEN REP: CO''CAPTION: Monkey Island and the boating pool, South Hayling' 'PICTURE: MUST CREDIT PAUL COSTEN'From: Paul Costen [mailto:costen1@mac.com]

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