Small Hope Beach – then and now

view from the sea then

Then - Nana, me, Jono and Mum

We spent every day of our Shanklin holidays on Small Hope Beach. I went back on Sunday and took some photos. It felt strange, being there alone. Quiet.

View from the sea

Now

Looking out to sea then

Then - Mum and Jono (I love this picture - little sea monkey)

sea hope

Now

Looking out to the headland

Then - Jono and the lads

Looking out to the headland

Then - Dad and Jono

Looking out to the headland now

Now

Out across the beach then

Then - Me and Katie (this picture makes me cry. Look how carefully she is putting her hand on my back)

Out across the beach now

Now

Steps of the beach hut then

Then - I don't think friend Vicky and Jono wanted their picture taken

In front of the beach hut then

Then - Katie, Nana, Mum, Vicky (friend), Me and Jono

In front of the huts now

Now - different colour and some with double doors - posh

In front of the beach huts then

Then - I had just been born and I don't think Katie was too happy about it

Now beach huts

Now

Hope beach

Then - ice cream gang

beach huts small hope beach

Now

Then - putting

Then - the annual Mayfair putting competition, Nana standing proudly with her club

Now esplanade cafe

Now