WITH HOLIDAY-MAKERS DESERTING BRITISH BEACH RESORTS IN FAVOUR OF OVERSEAS BREAKS, SOME SEASIDE TOWNS ARE SUFFERING SEVERE SOCIAL BREAKDOWNS WITH LEVELS OF SCHOOL FAILURE, TEENAGE PREGNANCY, LONE PARENTING AND WORKLESSNESS TO RIVAL THE INNER-CITY AREAS. i, monday 5th august.
A report, poetically named ‘Turning the Tide’, calls for action to revive the towns of Rhyl, Margate, Clacton-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth and Blackpool. Can tides ever be turned?
In other news (in the same newspaper on the same page) we hear that postcards were the most popular form of contact during the last three decades of the 20th century for those on holiday.
This is my postcard from Margate.