Londoners relax on Tower Beach: 1952
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

Londoners relax on Tower Beach: 1952

Henry Grant

© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

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Londoners relax on Tower Beach. Tower Beach was a popular day-trip destination, especially for the children and adults from the East End. A beach holiday atmosphere was created with 1,500 tons of sand alongside Tower Bridge. When children were evacuated out of London during the Second World War, the beach closed. It was reopened after the war but finally closed in 1971 due to the pollution of the Thames.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1952 AD - 1952 AD
 

Image Number

003435
 

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