Britains oldest Beach Hut in Bournemouth celebrated with blue Plaque

This great old shed by the sea has been giving a blue Plaque

The Bournmouth Echo reports

AFTER more than a century, Britain’s oldest beach hut will be basking in the spotlight during a ceremony on Bournemouth seafront.

The very special wooden chalet, the first council owned hut in the UK, will be honoured by the unveiling of a Blue Plaque.

A team from Bournemouth Beach Office worked hard yesterday, sweeping sand and polishing walls, to make sure hut number 2359 was looking it’s best for the big day.

Service development manager, Andrew Emery, discovered the exciting news through research for his book, ‘A History of Bournemouth Sea Front.’ He said: “I was very happy to come across the news. We want to celebrate the fact that Bournemouth is home to the first hut of its kind.

“We are absolutely proud that the hut is here. I feel that this proves Bournemouth is the UK’s ultimate seaside destination.

By Andrew Wilcox

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