This episode is all about British Seaside Resorts - the many villages and towns that line the coast of the United Kingdom, and which have traditionally served as holiday destinations for a large section of the British people.
The inspiration for this pod was my taking a trip to Skegness in October, just before I started my new job. Two nights in a tourist hotspot, out-of-season. Joy. But since I also grew up near a seaside resort, Southport (in the North), and I'd been on holiday many times throughout my life near the coast, I figured it would make a great starting point for a podcast.
I talk about childhood experiences, going back as an adult, the history of seaside holidays in the UK, why seaside resorts these days have a bit of a bad reputation, and some hopes for the future.
Apart from the above, other places I talk about include Rhyl, Tenby, Hunstanton, Whitby, Saltburn, and Whitley Bay - a good selection I think.
There are also contributions from Bea Marshall from YesParenting
, Sarah Irving (the Urban Wanderer
), Lucy Ruthnum (Absolutely Lucy
), Emma Dodd (Barefoot Em Swims
), and my friends Jax and Bear from back home in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
A transcript of this episode is available on my website
My podcast has a Facebook Group dedicated to it
, and I also have a Patreon
, if you want to pay to access rare extra content (or just because you think it's a nice thing to do).