Memories of Felixstowe beach in the summer of 1990

Felixstowe beach in the summer of 1990, the pier was still in use with a huge slide Picture: JOHN K

Felixstowe beach in the summer of 1990, the pier was still in use with a huge slide Picture: JOHN KERR - Credit: John Kerr

To warm us up in this cold month we take a look back the summer of August 1990 at Felixstowe beach.

View of Felixstowe's busy promenade in the blazing heat Picture:JOHN KERR

View of Felixstowe's busy promenade in the blazing heat Picture:JOHN KERR - Credit: John Kerr

The first image in our photo gallery captures the old Felixstowe pier with a huge slide and other entertainment young and old to enjoy.

People enjoying the summer sunshine Picture:JOHN KERR

People enjoying the summer sunshine Picture:JOHN KERR - Credit: John Kerr

The attraction first opened its doors in 1905 – and just over a century later, in 2017, it underwent a £3million refurbishment offering a new amusement hall and restaurant.

Famillies set up their deck chairs to sunbathe on Felixstowe beach Picture:JOHN KERR

Famillies set up their deck chairs to sunbathe on Felixstowe beach Picture:JOHN KERR - Credit: John Kerr

Felixstowe has always been a popular tourist and holiday resort – a place to enjoy walks along the promenade and beach, whatever the weather.

Family enjoying their ice cream Picture:JOHN KERR

Family enjoying their ice cream Picture:JOHN KERR - Credit: John Kerr

These pictures capture the beach on an August afternoon in 1990.

A couple reading on the beach Picture:JOHN KERR

A couple reading on the beach Picture:JOHN KERR - Credit: John Kerr

It was swarming with people in their summer attire – sunbathing, swimming and relaxing.

People soaking up the sun in the holidays on the beach Picture:JOHN KERR

People soaking up the sun in the holidays on the beach Picture:JOHN KERR - Credit: John Kerr

Families are pictured enjoying their ice creams as they soak up the summer sun.

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