Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Duncan Banantyne's Seaside Rescue

This series is now on - it's on Tuesday evenings at 9pm on Virgin 1. The reason I am mentioning it is that last year I heard they were going to be filming a Bathing Beauty contest in Felixstowe. So I quickly dashed down with some swimsuits. They had drafted in professional models and it seemed a little staged. However thanks to me providing some extra swimsuits they managed to get local people to participate. The final winner - a local girl - was wearing one of the swimsuits I had provided - A beautiful floral Rose Marie Reid number. I was over the moon. It is a 6 part series and so far Felixstowe hasn't been on (episode 3 tonight) but hopefully over the next few weeks Felixstowe will be on. So watch out for it and the bathing beauty parade as about 4 of the costumes were ones I provided!
Here is a genuine old photo of another Suffolk bathing beauty! It is my friends mum and he kindly allowed me to use this photo (thanks to Mark Marrable)

Hope you are enjoying the sunnier weather - it'll soon be time to hit the beach!!


  1. I love the beach...I am ready for beach time.

  2. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... we don't get Virgin, so won't be able to watch. Dammit!

  3. That reminds me of picture of my mum in the 50s posing in a swimsuit in a boat on Thorpeness Meare - as a child I always thought it was a really glamourous photo.

  4. Congrats on getting your suits in the parade! BRAVO!