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Friday, October 26, 2012

Waitin' for the Weekend

Something different:  the members of the Brighton Swimming Club assembled in all their, uh, finery on the beach in 1863.  And you thought the Victorians were all stuffy and humorless.

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Now which were the gay ones, do you think?


Tim said...

Ha,ha, great pic. Which ones were gay?...hmm, all the ones with facial hair I would say! Victorian Speedos seem to have had more room I see. ;)

Russ Manley said...

Yes and did you notice the French cut leg openings? Pretty damn racy. I thought you'd get a kick out of this one. And my informants tell me that Brighton is still the gay mecca of the UK - true?

Tim said...

Yes, Brighton is still a gay mecca, but it has rivals now in London (of course), Manchester and Blackpool. Brighton has always had a 'racy' character since being a favorite residence of the then Prince Regent, later George IV, bit the gay connection is more recent, perhaps the 1950's?

Russ Manley said...

George IV was by all accounts a womanizer - but I think we'd have to say, as palaces go, the Brighton Pavillion is pretty damn g-a-y, no? Grin.

Tim said...

You mean all those 'onion' domes are tumescent? ;)

Russ Manley said...

Could be!

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