Dave Bayliss with a group of Sun Hotel regulars at Blackpool. From left, Terry Ollerenshaw, Brian Ward, John Wright, Colin Tec, Dave Bayliss and Dave Smith.

THESE two great photographs show just how much a trip to the seaside has changed over the last five decades.
The pictures were taken on outings to the coast organised by the Sun Hotel, St Giles Road, Derby, in the 1960s.
Amazingly, all the men are wearing long trousers, shirts and jackets – a sight you would never see at the seaside today.
The pictures were sent to us by Dave Bayliss, of Swarkestone, and belonged to his friend, Albert Smith, who sadly died in 1999.

A trip from the pub to the east coast. From left, Jock ?, John Kirk, Albert Smith and Joe Carrington.

After his death, Albert’s photo collection was passed to Dave, who was on both of these trips.
“The picture of us with cowboy hats on was taken at Blackpool and the other one, of the men on the beach, was either Skegness or Scarborough. I was on that trip, too, but can’t remember the destination,” said Dave.
Do you recognise anyone on the pictures? Or do you have photographs and memories of outings from Derby in the past?
If so, write to us and send us your pictures, or e-mail us – contact details on Page 2. All photographs will be returned.