Baby sips a pint and swimmers tiptoe into the chilly sea in nostalgic picture book celebrating the great British holiday

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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.

The Anonymous Project / Lee Shulman

A baby boy tries his first sip of beer from a pram, leaving a thick layer of foam around his mouth [/caption]

The Anonymous Project/Lee Shulman/When We Were Young/Hoxton Mini Press

These women walk to the waters edge before taking a dip in the ocean[/caption]

The Anonymous Project / Lee Shulman

A mother and her two young children stand outside their home in England in 1963 as washing dries in the background [/caption]

The Anonymous Project / Lee Shulman

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.

The Anonymous Project / Lee Shulman

A young girl takes a giant lick of her ice cream as the sun goes down by the beach [/caption]

The Anonymous Project/Lee Shulman/When We Were Young/Hoxton Mini Press

A little girl stands beside her dog on a warm summer day wearing a pink dress and hat[/caption]

The Anonymous Project / Lee Shulman

Two beach-goers enjoy a dip in the water as waves crash onto the shore[/caption]

The Anonymous Project / Lee Shulman

This brightly dressed trio pulled over on the side of the road to enjoy a tea break on the go in 1961[/caption]

The Anonymous Project / Lee Shulman

A swimmer glides through the water to cool off on a hot day along the British coastline [/caption]

The Anonymous Project / Lee Shulman

Three little boys sit atop a brick wall wearing gumboots as they share a laugh[/caption]

The Anonymous Project / Lee Shulman

This stunning snap shows a group of three young girls running in delight from the approaching sea[/caption]

The Anonymous Project / Lee Shulman

Taking a quick break on the side of a country road, this woman is on her way to the beach[/caption]

The Anonymous Project/Lee Shulman/When We Were Young/Hoxton Mini Press

A little girl shows her sea-side treasure and she holds a crab to the camera [/caption]

The Anonymous Project / Lee Shulman

An elderly couple enjoy a picnic with scenic views next to their red Renault 16 car[/caption]

The Anonymous Project/Lee Shulman/When We Were Young/Hoxton Mini Press

Three children play in the back garden as a little girl take a dive down a wooden slide[/caption]

The Anonymous Project/Lee Shulman/When We Were Young/Hoxton Mini Press

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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