There is pleasant, gentle third leader in today's Guardian:
The Victorians associated the sea with melancholy and death. The Edwardians just thought the sea was fun – and the music hall song "I do like to be beside the seaside" summed it all up. The Edwardians, it seems, were right.But I mention chiefly because it was inspired by a press release I wrote in the day job.
Thanks to 19th 20th Century History Images for the picture.