I think these photos have ‘nostalgic’ written all over them! I can’t claim to have taken them myself as I am the young subject of them – they were taken by my father when we were on holiday in St Andrews, where we went for many years. This was the summer of my 4th birthday.
I love these old photos because there is so much character in them. They show that we knew how to dress to go to the beach in those days – look at the man in the suit, with the pipe in his mouth! My Gran and my Mum are smartly dressed too and I am wearing what every well dressed child wore to the beach – a cardigan over my swimming costume. Behind us is the Step Rock pool where I learned to swim. Actually, I learned to swim in the small pool, which is just behind the man in the suit, and moved into the big, deep pool when I could swim a few strokes.
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