Maritime Lecture Series: British Seaside Postcards and Censorship

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26 July | 11am - 12.30pm
£8 | Concessions: £6
National Maritime Museum, Lecture Theatre
The Great British Seaside

In this lecture Katina Bill explores James Bamforth’s work and investigates the story behind the creation of his innuendo-ridden seaside postcards.

Are they full of outdated attitudes or just a harmless bit of fun? She tackles questions around censorship and audience, but above all, offers an examination of what makes these so uniquely part of the British seaside experience.

Katina Bill is the curator at Kirklees Museum and Galleries.

Maritime Lecture Series: The Great British Seaside

From the history of fish and chips to innuendo-ridden postcards, discover why the British seaside is the way it is with these expert lectures.

12 July: The Changing Faces of the Seaside

19 July: ‘Walking on Water’: a social history of seaside piers


Banner image: Eastbourne, 'Think of England', 1995-99 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos