Brighton Bear Patrol strip off to toppers and trunks for vintage picture fun

Posted On 21 Sep 2014 at 2:48 pm
Members of Bear Patrol recreate the 1863 picture of Brighton Swimming Club on Hove beach

Members of Bear Patrol recreate the 1863 picture of Brighton Swimming Club on Hove beach

Members of Bear Patrol UK caused a stir on Hove seafront this morning when they posed for a photograph in swimwear and top hats.

A host of bearded and not so bearded men  and women gathered at Meeting Point Cafe before making their way to the beach to recreate Brighton Swimming Club’s photograph from 1863.

Organiser Danny Dwyer said: “I love bringing people together and get them doing something.

“I cannot believe how many people have turned up. It’s beginning to look like a Mad Hatters tea party.”

Approximately 30 people attended the gathering at 10.30am today (Sunday, 21 September).

There were 17 men and two women in the photograph posing in the same positions as the group in the Victorian photograph, which can be seen below – click here for more information about the original picture.

Profits from picture sales will go to Sussex Beacon.

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The original 1863 photograph of the Brighton Swimming Club

  1. Brian Reply

    it was a great morning and a fun way to raise money for a good cause.

  2. Nick Ford Reply

    Hello! Danny asked me to take the photo on the beach, if you’d like to see the ‘official’ version, please click on the link! http://www.nickfordphotography.co.uk/v/photos/trunks

  3. Jayce deadbolt Reply

    My childhood

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