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Enjoying the Lincolnshire Coast
Man on beach.

Recent building work at BBC Lincolnshire has unearthed a rare public information film.

The grainy images give advice on how to fully enjoy the beaches on the Lincolnshire coast.

The find, in a drawer, in a cupboard, in a dark, little used room was totally unexpected and little was known about the film. Our only clue was a letter found with the tape, a copy of which is reproduced below:

Dear Sir,  Please find enclosed the requested public infomation film. We sincerely hope that this will solve the current problem of people not knowing how to fully enjoy the Lincolnshire Coastline to its full potential. We truest that it will be broadcast  to widest possible audience in the immediate future. Yours etc. R xxx

As you can see, an unfortunate rip prevents us from seeing exactly when the film was produced.

Little is known about the mysterious 'R' who sent the memo, but from the 3 x's that follow, one can only assume that there was more than a professional relationship between them and the 'Lincolnshire Information Officer'. Records show that at the time this was a Harvey Harrison Hughes. Obviously a man of influence.

Extensive research has revealed that the actor is a Lucius Harlow-Grace. This seems to be his only performance that has been captured on film. Sadly his career never took off. Some blame a penchant for one sherry too many; others, his lack of talent.

It seems only fitting that we continue to serve the public and pass on the useful advice contained within the film. So sit back and prepare to be informed, educated and entertained!

You will need Realplayer installed on your computer to view this presentation. If you do not already have it, you can use the BBC Webwise guide to downloading realplayer

Also, take a look at our Lincolnshire Good Beach Guide to find out which of our beaches is right for you.


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