Monday, 1 October 2012

Folkestone Lido 1937

The now demolished Lido at Folkestone is pictured here in 1937 in a Dufaycolor transparency taken by the late Sydney Perrier. The block of what looks to be mansion flats is still there today, but the Lido is long gone. Not much in the way of road traffic is visible, but there are deckchairs out on the beach and there are plenty people out and about but they all look to be wrapped up - so possibly a typical British summer (I am not sure of the date as I am not able to check the original transparency at the moment)

There is, if you look close enough, a railway in the middle distance (a coach in what may be GWR livery is JUST visible) I have all of Sydney Perrier's rail Dufaycolors, but he took a lot of street scenes, ships and other images and some of these may appear here in the future.

Dufaycolors do not scan well due to the pattern of lines that make up the picture and the detail is not as good as that found on Kodachrome which had been introduced in 1936. Although Dufaycolor was still available after the war, it was discontinued in the early 1950s.

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