But for the wood and glass windbreaker it would be hard to associate this dishevelled and overgrown area with the trim and popular Western Lawns of the ‘Thirties. The explanation is, of course, that these photographs were taken during the Second World War, when all the sea front area was wired off and mined as an anti invasion defence measure. How soon nature asserts herself and takes over, but still the flowers bloomed. Exact year not known, but probably 1943 or 1944.

Image Reference: JG_15_032.tif
Date: 1943-1944
Image Details: Original monochrome print
Size of Original: 162x112
Place: Hove
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