Peerless piers

Piers are as much a British seaside institution as candyfloss and kiss-me-quick hats. I loved them as a kid, stuffing much of my holiday pocket money into those naff coin-pushing machines and cranes grabbing horrible soft toys I didn’t want anyway.

Anyone for tennis?

Inspired by Wimbledon? Tennis fans who haven’t played for years often get a sudden urge at this time of the year to dig out their old kit and once again start wielding a racket in anger.