Offbeat

By Charles Wade-Palmer


Finally you can send postcards from our popular seaside towns that show them for what they really are.

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Jack Hurley, 37, has added to his hilarious range of Rubbish Seaside posters which paint the towns up and down the British coastline in an altogether different light.

The dad-of-one who splits his time between graphic design and healthcare has seen his harsh takes on the likes of Brighton and Margate fly off the shelves.

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Family man Jack from Leeds said: “They’re all good fun and it’s always great to see the reactions of locals, people from Brighton definitely saw the funny side.

“Bournemouth residents got quite touchy over theirs and started telling me it’s a new technology hub and has a lot going on.

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“It’s been very successful to the point that people are always asking me to do their town so I think I’ll do a inland city now and again.”

Jack’s postcards are unlikely to get anyone packing their swimwear and a shovel and spade to their nearest resort but they are good for a laugh.

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Towns which have already fallen victim to Jack’s wit include Scarborough, Whitby and Southport where sunseekers will flock to in their thousands this Summer.

“I really like the Teignmouth on because that’s where I did most of my growing up meanwhile I visited my dad in Southsea often over the Summer as a teenager.

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“Because I’m always mouthing everyone else’s town off, I thought Southsea is a good place to do. It thinks that it’s different from the rest of Portsmouth because it has a Waitrose!

“The Leeds one is actually me and my wife getting married walking outside the town hall I really like Southsea too.

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“The postcards tend to do better than anything else and bring in two thirds of the money I make from the designs.

Fans of Rubbish Seasides can buy prints and merchandise online.

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