- Expansion of the railway system meant traveling to the coast became accessible to all
- Reveal the demure all-in-one outfits worn by both men and women, including caps and shoes
- The bathing machine was used to change into the cumbersome outfits in privacy
- It was then wheeled right into the sea to allow bathers to enter the water in ease
100 years ago shows how people used to frolic in the sand in near head-to-toe outfits, complete with hats.
Before the 1900s women hit the waves in full gowns and bloomers but the impracticality of this meant that the all-in-one fitted beach suit began to be introduced for women as well as men.
The bathing machines would we wheeled right down into the water to allow the bather to enter the water with ease, a reduce the stares of other bathers