Here we have a picture of the Swan Boats that children used to peddle around in on the moat that crossed the field behind Stokes Bay, the children’s Paddling Lake that was on the playing field and ladies taking tea on the beach which they had carried down from the café on trays. The Fleet Review of 1937 shows many people enjoying the spectacle of our once large navy: the pier can be seen in the background.
We also have photographs of the many crowds lining Stokes Bay to watch the 1929 Schneider Trophy air race. Britain won the Cup 3 times, 1927, 1929 and 1931.
The Archive contains more pictures of Stokes Bay from this era and beyond, all of which can be purchased as prints. Please contact us for details.
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