'Timeless' pictures show campers enjoying the sun on Suffolk coast in 1934

Swimmers enjoy lounging around on Minsmere's beach

Swimmers enjoy lounging around on Minsmere's beach - Credit: John Last

Pictures taken back in 1934 show tourists enjoying trips to the beach and camping at Minsmere on the Suffolk coast.

The 87-year-old images, from before the Second World War, have been uncovered by John Last, having previously been owned by his father.

People enjoy the sun at Minsmere in 1934

People enjoy the sun at Minsmere in 1934 - Credit: John Last

Mr Last decided he would share the long-lost pictures, which show people lounging in the sun on the beach and setting up campsites, on social media.

The beach was packed with tourists 87 years ago

The beach was packed with tourists 87 years ago - Credit: John Last

He said: "The pictures form an album belonging to my late father. They were probably all taken on a basic box camera by one of the group.

People set up tents and camped on the coast

People set up tents and camped on the coast - Credit: John Last

"It was only recently that l rediscovered the album in a chest of drawers.

The beach is now surrounded by the RSPB nature reserve

The beach is now surrounded by the RSPB nature reserve - Credit: John Last


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"The pictures are 87 years old, yet seemingly timeless."

Two tourists enjoy their time on the coast

Two tourists enjoy their time on the coast - Credit: John Last

Minsmere and the surrounding area have drastically changed in the time since the pictures were taken - including the designation of the RSPB nature reserve and the construction of the Sizewell nuclear power stations.

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