Cornwall’s Newquay in vintage film

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Newquay sits on the coast of north Cornwall, so has been a popular destination for British seaside holidays for more than a century. Not suprisingly, the cameras appeared regularly to take in the holiday fun.

Wish you were here?

Popular Thames TV show ‘Wish you were here?’ broadcast an episode about Newquay on 27th January 1992.

When presenter John Carter and the ‘Wish you were here?’ film crew arrived in Newquay to find out what you could do on a rainy day with ‘members of the video generation’, it cost just £8.50 to take the whole family to the new £3 million leisure pool.

The Blue Lagoon offered free entry for the under 5s. Everyone else paid £3 each for the height of the summer, and £2.50 for the rest of the year.

1990s Newquay | What to do when the weather is bad | Surfing | 1992: ThamesTv (YouTube)