Holiday trips preserved through time in new book

PUBLISHED: 13:00 20 January 2012

Cover of Holidays from the Past

Cover of Holidays from the Past

AA Publishing

TRIPS to the beach and camping holidays have been a British past times for many decades and a new holiday book brings those memories back to life.

While we all carry our favourite memories of trips and group holidays from childhood onwards, many of these are preserved by the photographs we snap along the way.

Often taken with the first generation of cheap and easy to use cameras some of our most happy and poignant memories are frozen in time in grainy black and white shots or vivid Polaroid’s filled with stripy swimsuits and over-sized sunglasses.

Or other memories may be brought back to the front of our minds by old postcards, brochures or tickets from seaside rides and luggage labels.

The latest illustrated book of holiday reflections, Holidays from the Past, by TV personality Paul Atterbury, brings back times of donkey rides and snapshots of families strolling across the promenade, with more than 200 pages of blissful nostalgia.

Every page spills over with evocative images, some of which come from Burnham and Highbridge, Brean Sands and beach trips to Skegness.

Covering everything from postcards to photographs, and some of the most delightful holiday pictures, the Antiques Roadshow expert covers all aspects of the British public’s annual holiday.

This treasure trove of holiday memories, from sand castles and deck chairs to camping in the woods and touring the UK by car, will have you itching to plan your next traditional summer trip at the coast.

Holidays from the Past - a Treasure Trove of Holiday Memories by Paul Atterbury is published by AA Publishing, priced £10.

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