LIFE in Britain through the ages has been captured in a series of stunning nostalgic photos in a celebration of the great British day out.
Images of days gone by of Brits enjoying road-side picnics, outings to the beach and snippets of family life have been compiled into a photo book by filmmaker Lee Shulman.
A baby boy tries his first sip of beer from a pram, leaving a thick layer of foam around his mouth [/caption]
These women walk to the waters edge before taking a dip in the ocean[/caption]
A mother and her two young children stand outside their home in England in 1963 as washing dries in the background [/caption]
A man grins from an enormous hole he’s dug in the sand on a British beach[/caption]
The collection ‘When We Were Young: Memories of Growing Up in Britain’, is a poignant set of portraits from Anonymous Photo Project, detailing a record of memories of growing up in Britain between the 1940s and 1970s.
“These anonymous family photographs provide a unique window into past lives. Each image, shot on colour slide film in Britain between the mid 40s and 70s, transports us to a world full of possible stories and forgotten memories,” publisher Hoxton Mini Press describes.
“Looking at them is akin to discovering an old relative’s long-lost photo album. What happened to these people after the shots were taken? These intimate moments provide an escape into the lives of others and at this time of uncertainty and darkness some light from the past.”
Life enjoyed outdoors with friends and family seems like a far cry from the lockdown restrictions millions of Brits face this winter.
The evocative snaps of unknown individuals leave the viewer to interpret their own endings.
A young girl takes a giant lick of her ice cream as the sun goes down by the beach [/caption]
A little girl stands beside her dog on a warm summer day wearing a pink dress and hat[/caption]
Two beach-goers enjoy a dip in the water as waves crash onto the shore[/caption]
This brightly dressed trio pulled over on the side of the road to enjoy a tea break on the go in 1961[/caption]
A swimmer glides through the water to cool off on a hot day along the British coastline [/caption]
Three little boys sit atop a brick wall wearing gumboots as they share a laugh[/caption]
This stunning snap shows a group of three young girls running in delight from the approaching sea[/caption]
Taking a quick break on the side of a country road, this woman is on her way to the beach[/caption]
A little girl shows her sea-side treasure and she holds a crab to the camera [/caption]
An elderly couple enjoy a picnic with scenic views next to their red Renault 16 car[/caption]
Three children play in the back garden as a little girl take a dive down a wooden slide[/caption]
The collection ‘When We Were Young: Memories of Growing Up in Britain’, is a poignant set of portraits from the Anonymous Photo Project and compiled by Hoxton Mini Press[/caption]
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