How the joy of owning a beach hut in Hove transformed one family"s life

How the joy of owning a beach hut in Hove transformed one family"s life

The hut that stole my heart: How the very English joys of owning a beach hut transformed one family”s life

12:43 AM on 13th August 2011

Nicola Gane, far right, with her friend Annie Rees. Annie

Home from home: Nicola Gane, far right, with her friend Annie Rees. Annie”s grandsons Oliver 10 and Jack, six, and Nicola”s niece, 15-month-old Heidii in her mum Anna”s arms

Making the most of it: Early morning sunbathers outside their beach hut on the seafront at Hove on an August Bank Holiday weekend

Making the most of it: Early morning sunbathers outside their beach hut on the seafront at Hove on an August Bank Holiday weekend

Annie

Native soil: Annie”s grandsons Oliver and Jack, six, play on the beach at Hove

Room with a view: Bathers enjoying the sunshine on Brighton beach

Room with a view: Bathers enjoying the sunshine on Brighton beach

Maintenance: Bernie Foster, The Beach Hut Man who kept the beach huts on the seafront at Hove, Sussex, looking pristine

Maintenance: Bernie Foster, The Beach Hut Man who kept the beach huts on the seafront at Hove, Sussex, looking pristine

Hideaway: Anna shelters in the hut with Nicola

Hideaway: Anna shelters in the hut with Nicola”s niece 15-month-old Heidi