Victorian Tenby

This interesting photo of Tenby beach and St. Catherine’s Island was probably taken in the 1890s. The wooden huts on wheels are bathing machines and were to be found at every popular seaside resort. Ladies would hire one, step inside and then be towed into the water by a horse. They could change into their bathing costume and descend into the sea via steps, out of view of gentlemen on the beach, thereby preserving their modesty. How times have changed.

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