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Turning of the tide: Are Britain's coastal towns ripe for revival?

Britain’s seaside towns have been through a torrid few decades, particularly as places for young people to live and work, says Alastair Welch. But are there signs of revival?

The seaside town of Whitley Bay was in its heyday a popular holiday destination, the crowds drawn in every summer by the long stretches of golden sand that flanked the local coastline.

Unfortunately, by the time I was growing up there, its glory days had passed. For example, the Spanish City (see case studies below), with its distinctive dome, was a grade II listed building and l.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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