In what were known as the Wakes Weeks, industrial cities in the North of
England used to send entire working communities to holiday in Blackpool, Lancashire. But by the time this image was made in 1976
the workers were choosing sunny Spain and Blackpool's optimistically named Golden Mile, the stretch of promenade between its two piers, was
left to stoic souls like this windswept book reader to endure a day at the seaside. From my book, "Being English"