This is a throwback to 2014 when The Sun sent their ‘beach expert’ reporter Mike Ridley on a mercy mission to take a beach to the village of Coton-in-the-Elms near Burton on Trent. The village has the unenviable distinction of being the furthest village from the coast in Great Britain. The nearest beach is 70 miles away and was chosen because statistics show that 38% of youngsters under 16 have never been to the seaside.
The nearest beaches are 70 miles away and the closest seaside resort is Skegness — 80 miles from the village.
The Sun chose a Photocutouts.co.uk photo cutout board as part of their attempt to recreate the atmosphere of the seaside for those poor landlocked kids. Along with several tonnes of sand, buckets and spades, and an inflatable palm tree. The children soaked each other with water and got sand stuck to themselves, discovering the delights of the British coast from a distance.
The photo cutout board was a hit, of course. There’s something so irresistible about them. You see one and just have to poke your face through it and shout ‘Look at me!’. The Currant Bun shot a nice video of the event which includes our board and kids having fun with it. You can watch it by clicking this link.
With Summer 2016 on its way, why not create your own inland beach scene for a party or event? A photocutouts.co.uk seaside-themed photo cutout board will complete the scene. Everybody knows them, everybody loves them. They can be branded to your company for corporate events, awards ceremonies, trade shows and parties, or personalised for weddings! We have a range of designs you can find here.
Boards can be hired or purchased and designed to your specifications or theme if you require a bespoke board.
Go on – you know you want one!