Ysenda Maxtone Graham

The sadness of Britain’s seaside resorts

Their decline began with the arrival of package holidays in the 1960s – and new schemes for their revival seem already to have backfired

Margate beach, with the Turner Contemporary in the far distance. Opened in 2011, the art gallery promised to regenerate the town, but may have aggravated Margate’s problems. [Alamy]

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