Advert for St Mildred's Hotel & Baths, Westgate on Sea
Weekending at the seaside became steadily more popular as the 19th century went on. The benefits of the clean, bracing salt air were much discussed around the time of George III, who was convinced of its restorative powers. It was not until later in the century, however, with the expansion of the railway system and the introduction of Bank Holidays, that working class families could actually travel to seaside resorts to experience it for themselves. This hotel is also advertising its seawater bathing facilities.