Southsea’s new beach

Tents on the 'new' Southsea beach.
Tents on the 'new' Southsea beach.
Theresa Paddon with her two children, Lee, 18 months, and Darren, three, at their home in Leigh Park

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This postcard, sent in by Jackie Baynes, states that this is the ‘new’ beach at Southsea.

I don’t know what they meant by ‘new’.

Perhaps it should have read ‘nude’. Probably not, for this was the late 1940s.

I was going to say that as summer fades these tents would not be of much use, but with the weather we have been having these last few weeks, a real Indian summer, these tents would have been very useful.

Does anyone remember them, or why it was called the ‘new’ beach?