Bournemouth Beach JLP01_08_008856
BOURNEMOUTH. Children playing on the beach and adults relaxing on deckchairs during a staff outing of the Laing London office to Bournemouth.
Brief details of this staff outing appear in the June 1953 edition of Laing's monthly newsletter; Team Spirit. The London staff involved in the outing came from Head Office, the Plant and Transport Depot, London contracts and Coryton. The newsletter states that they travelled on three special trains on which breakfast and dinner was served.
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Ramsgate sands PEN01_15_03_29424
Royal Victoria Pavilion, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, Thanet, Kent. A general view showing Ramsgate sands, with a partial view of the Royal Victoria Pavilion in the foreground and the Ramsgate Harbour Station in the mid-ground, photographed between 1926 and 1939.
The pavilion was built in 1903 by Stanley Davenport Adshead and originally contained a theatre and cafe. It was later converted to a casino and to a public house in 2018. To the north of the pavilion was the Ramsgate Harbour Station, a second railway station built in 1863 and closed in 1926. It was used as a site of seaside entertainment, along with the Pleasurama and Ramsgate Tunnels, and was destroyed by a fire in 1998
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