Look at this great advert from Peter Pan swimwear circa 1950s! It should hopefully be on its way to my address soon!! I love it. It is my birthday tommorow and this is my present. It is from the same chap who I got the other swimwear adverts from. He doesn't know the history of the items as he won them in an auction but some of them look like they came from a swimwear museum. Also from the same person I received some old pieces of cardboard with loads of vintage adverts and articles about swimwear that had been stuck on it. I would love to know about the person who originally saved all of this. Some of the items have comments on them, handwritten in old ink pen. Whoever these originally belonged to must have shared my love of vintage swimwear. I just need a Peter Pan swimsuit now to go with the adverts!
Also just adding a picture of the picnic set from Bungay.
It's made by Sirram and comes with this handy little table.
I live in Suffolk in a small market town not far from the North Sea in between Aldeburgh and Felixstowe. I've always enjoyed being near the sea and have previously lived in Brighton, San Diego and Perth in Australia!! As a child my holidays were spent on Carnoustie beach in Scotland. My favourite outfit was my 'bumble bee suit' which was a striped beach cover up made of terry towelling. Perhaps that was where my fascination with beach wear started! I am intrigued by all the different styles of beach wear from previous decades. My favourire decade being the 1950s - a time when swimwear became more glamourous. I collect items from the 1940s to the 1980s and as well as swimsuits I have a large range of accessories such as original canvas deckchairs, windbreaks, picnic sets, flasks, hats and sunglasses.