‘Miss Cleethorpes’, (2012) Oil on Linen, 66.2 x 102 cm  2012

by john albert walker

A beauty queen and a dog parade along the promenade at the seaside resort of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire with a pier in the background. I visited this place and played on the beach many times during my childhood and teenage years. Females in swimsuits, of course, were a key attraction of the seafront. Beauty queen contests in Cleethorpes date back, I believe, to the 1930s. I...
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