The Floral Staircase (1907)

Esplanade is arguably the Bridlington street that has changed most. Once it had the most select lodging houses and private villas in the Quay. Early sketches, before the construction of the sea wall show the open space of the esplanade (for exercising horses). By the 1890s houses were being converted into places of entertainment, including winter gardens, skating rink and concert hall. Later on they became the amusements and cafes you can see today.  With this archive image from 1907, you can see how once this area was adorned with beautiful floral decoration.

 

That’s the end of the trail!  Why not continue to East Riding Leisure Bridlington for refreshments and the Tourist Information Centre to see what’s on offer in the town. Or head down to Bridlington Spa on the other side of town and see what’s on?