Walkies collection

Walkies pictures (sometimes called 'seaside pictures') were those taken by professional street photographers working for commercial companies in holiday resorts across the UK. The photographer would 'snap' couples / families walking, or even have props (stuffed sit-on animals or live monkeys) to encourage participation. The photographs would be rapidly printed (postcard size) and available for purchase from purpose built kiosks.


teddy bear (1)

Jill Griffin (maiden name Spurgeon) sitting with Sunbeam teddy bear, taken on slope from Louisa Bay, Broadstairs, Kent.


1946 (4)

Grandad Harvey with Jim, Lil and Colin 1946

“Millie and I” at Margate 11th June 1946. Palm Bay. A post WW2 half postcard

Mr.Moss (grandfather) escorting brides Joyce Butler and Phyllis Butler (sisters) into St. Peter’s Church near Broadstairs, September 1946.

Wilfred Cuckson and Helen Cuckson, taken at Margate beach near the clocktower, August 1946.


ponies (2)

Eric Baker and Sheila Baker sitting on a pony. Thought to be taken near Margate sundeck.

Cynthia Towler on pony at Palm bay, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. 1947.


odeon (1)

Fancy dress competition at the Odeon Cinema Ramsgate. Lynne Wood as Fairy front row.1954 by Vogue Photographic Service, Alexandra Rd, Margate, Kent.


1930 (4)

Left - unknown, Middle - Eric John Edwards (4 years old), Right - Miriam Verena Edwards (maiden name Spratling). Taken (possibly) on Ramsgate seafront. July 1930.

Jean and her father Albert Vincett circa 1930 in the sea at Margate, Kent.

Eric John Edwards (4 years old) on (possibly) Margate beach with Sunbeam dog. September 1930.

Clarice Alberta Spratling, Miriam Verena Edwards (maiden name Spratling) and Eric John Edwards (4 years old) sitting on (possibly) Margate beach.August 1930.