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Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Monday, 18 February 2013

Newquay tourist brochure 1960s

 A Newquay tourist leaflet from between 1967 and 68 cashing in on the town's new identity as 'surf city UK' . Its all boards, bikinis and blue skies .
Funny thing is malibu surfers were treated like aliens in the early 60s in Newquay by the older residents , and malibu riding was banned on some beaches for being a dangerous hazard to other beach users ie tourists.
As soon as the town council and all the guest house owners saw how much money surfing could bring to the town their attitude completely changed ! Hence this brochure, bringing the Californian lifestyle to little old Cornwall.



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