On the hottest day of the year

                   the rural seaside town held its pageant. The residents wore their favourite clothes, or dressed-up as school girls, bears and wrestlers. Land Rovers were made into floats. Everyone’s dog was judged in the ring until a ball brought the competition to a halt. Under the new sun, pebble dash terraces looked foreign. B&B signs became backdrops. 
Here, any era or nation’s influence was choreographed into an event.