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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!!

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Mark Cummings | 12:07 UK time, Tuesday, 8 June 2010

seaside.jpgAh the joys of living in Gloucestershire... we have a forest, river, valley, vale and hills... plus add in a coastline!!

The Stroud district alone has 42 kilometres of it... mirrored on the other side of the Severn by the Forest of Dean. The Severn Estuary Partnership defines the shoreline as anything affected by tidal water from the sea.

Experts are currently looking at the future of our coastline...taking into account the impact of tides, storms and climate change. In the past many people used to have a holiday on our very own "Costa del Gloucestershire"... tourist hotspots included Wainlodes, Rodley Sands and the Severn at Framilode.

John sent in a picture of his late mother, Peggy Bloodworth and friends bathing at Framilode in the early 1930's. If you have any memories or photographs please add to our saucy postcard collection.

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