Vintage seaside festival held in Cornwall

A two-day festival celebrating the golden age of British seaside holidays will take place in Cornwall this weekend.

Down by the Sea is being held at Trevornick campsite and nearby Holywell Bay on 3 and 4 September. The event will be taking visitors back in time and celebrating the style of the British seaside from the early 1920s through the 1940s to the 1960s.

Activities will include original surf riding on wooden boards, picnics from wicker baskets, a vintage coach to the beach and Lindy Hop and Swing dancing lessons.The event kicks off at Trevornick’s Clubhouse on Saturday from 10am with an array of vintage and surf stalls, followed by the Bellyboard Club’s ‘Best Board’ contest in the evening.

There will also be nostalgic film screenings at the clubhouse throughout the weekend. Sunday will see the arrival of the classic cars at 8am, and from noon, visitors can enjoy picnics in the park and take part in the World Picnic Awards.

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