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.


1968 (3)

Michaela Mays with Peggy White (‘Aunt’)’  Viking Bay Broadstairs, Kent. 1968.

Michaela Mays on Sunbeam donkey and Daphne Mays, the promenade, Broadstairs, Kent. 1968.

Michael and Michaela Mays at Broadstairs promenade. 1968.


st.leonards (1)

Irene Woolcott with Donkey In St Leonards , Sussex 1960


margate main sands (1)

Walkies Photograph of two small boys with Sunbeam Donald Duck


friends (48)

Right - Jack Holyer and friend, walking along Ramsgate harbour with dog.

Winnie Mays (centre) with friends and Sunbeam Donald Duck on the sands, Thanet, Kent.

Jean Fautley and friend standing in Dreamland, Margate, 1960.

Margaret Worsfold and Cynthia Towler, Broadstairs, Kent. 1961

Kathleen Sandy and Edward Blackburn. Taken before Edward was taken prisoner of war, possibly sent to him whilst in a German prisoner of war camp due to prison stamp Stalag XXI on back.


boy (12)

Boy on Sunbeam Donkey, Broadstairs

Dick Stafford sitting on Sunbeam donkey,taken on Broadstairs promenade. Broadstairs, Kent.

Vincent Marsh on Margate pier.

Eric John Edwards playing on (possibly) Margate beach, 1938.

Richard Hounsome in the sea, taken on Main Sands, Ramsgate, 1950.