The British Seaside

4 For a full statistical treatment see J.K. Walton , ' The seaside resorts of England and Wales , 1900-1950 ' , in Shaw and Williams ( eds ) , The rise and fall of British coastal resorts , pp . 26-9 . 5 Perkin , ' The " Social tone ” .

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Author: John K. Walton

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719051703

Category: History

Page: 216

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This detailed academic cultural study looks at the rise and fall of the seaside holiday in Britain. John K. Walton offers a broad interpretation of the holidays and resorts, looking at who went, where they went, what they did, and how they were entertained.

The British Seaside

visitors crammed onto Britain's seaside piers; by 2015 the number had dwindled to 250,000 – a twenty-fold decline, though admittedly the number of surviving piers had fallen over that period. Many of the grand historic seafront ...

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Author: Stuart Hylton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445679402

Category: Nature

Page: 96

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An illuminating, lavishly illustrated introduction to the history of a great British institution - the seaside.

The British Seaside

Before the advent of cheap air travel and the lure of Mediterranean sunshine in the 1960s, the British seaside was the very definition of a holiday for the vast majority. Until the 18th century, Britain's coast was associated with ...

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Author: Lucinda Gosling

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473862173

Category: History

Page: 192

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Drawing on the archives of Mary Evans Picture Library, Images of the Past The British Seaside is a nostalgic promenade through the history of Britains seaside resorts from their early genesis as health destinations to their glorious, mid-20th century heyday, subsequent decline and recent regeneration.British coastal resorts developed during a period of vast expansion and social change. Within a century, the bathing phenomenon changed from a cautiously modest immersion in the sea to a pastime that prompted the building of vast art deco temples dedicated to the cult of swimming. Once quiet fishing villages mushroomed into bustling seafronts with every conceivable amusement and facility to entice visitors and secure their loyalty for future visits. Where transport to the coast may have once been via coach and horses or boat, soon thousands of working class day-trippers flooded seaside towns, arriving by the rail network that had so quickly transformed the British landscape. This fascinating book follows these shifts and changes from bathing machines to Butlins holiday camps, told through a compelling mix of photographs, cartoons, illustrations and ephemera with many images previously unpublished.Covering every aspect of the seaside experience whether swimming and sunbathing or sand castles and slot machines The British Seaside reveals the seasides traditions, rich heritage and unique character in all its sandy, sunny, fun-packed glory.

Ethics and Nationalist Populism at the British Seaside

a be part of a larger pattern (with some exceptions) of seaside towns in England that lack employment opportunities. The official recognition that Margate was facing a crisis came from a report produced by the central government (Office ...

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Author: Ana Carolina Balthazar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000379693

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

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Drawing on ethnographic research at the British seaside, this book offers an original and insightful anthropological contribution to the study of contemporary Britain and nationalism. The volume focuses on people who have retired from different parts of the UK to the seaside town of Margate and nearby areas, exploring their ethical negotiations and relationship with things that ‘have history’. It considers how residents engage daily with objects, houses and places ‘with character’ and how such ordinary engagements underlie nationalist sentiments and the Brexit vote. Ana Carolina Balthazar demonstrates that those who have reached a comfortable financial position often look for ways to reconnect with their working-class upbringing and, while doing so, engage with the national past in a very tangible manner. Contributing to social scientific debates on class dynamics and ethics, the book provides a different perspective on nationalist populism, one which moves beyond media stereotypes and arguments made about the ‘left behind’ and ‘longing for empire’ in ‘post-industrial’ Britain.

The Architecture of British Seaside Piers

Walking on Water: Introducing British Seaside Piers 1 Simon H. Adamson, Seaside Piers (London, 1977), p. 110. 2 Anthony Wills and Tim Phillips, British Seaside Piers (Swindon, 2014), p. 28. 3 Alain Corbin, The Lure of the Sea: The ...

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Author: Fred Gray

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785007149

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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Of all the architectural delights of British seaside resorts, the most astonishing and idiosyncratic is the seaside pier. Remarkable visual spectacles, piers are architecturally extraordinary in concept and at times outrageous in execution. They brought together the Victorian genius for technological and material innovation, architectural ambition and engineering ingenuity in the search for new designs for leisure (as well as profit) over the sea. This superbly illustrated book explores the history of the design processes leading to the architectural and engineering innovations that have allowed people to walk on water in such diverse and delightful ways. Coverage includes the development of piers into the crowning architectural glory of British seaside resorts; the key people, materials, inventions and technologies in the field, particularly the work of Eugenius Birch, the greatest pier designer; the remarkable diversity of piers ranging from the earliest simple landing stages, through staid promenade piers and the glories of fully-fledged pleasure piers, to the boisterous joys of funfair and amusement piers; the rich variety of architectural styles, including exotic 'Orientalism' and streamlined Modernism and, finally, today's contemporary prospects for renewal and reinvention.

Designing the Seaside

52 More recently still an alternative analysis has argued that reports of the death of the British seaside ' have been greatly exaggerated'53 and provides new material indicating ' The common ...

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Author: Fred Gray

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861892748

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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Presents a history of seaside architecture from the eighteenth century to the present day. This book covers the formal and informal design processes involved in major buildings as well as ephemeral structures from piers and pavilions to resort parks and open spaces to shops selling candy floss.

Images of the Past

This fascinating book follows these shifts and changes from bathing machines to Butlin's holiday camps, told through a compelling mix of photographs, cartoons, illustrations and ephemera with many images previously unpublished.

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Author: Luci Gosling

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

ISBN: 1473862159

Category:

Page: 192

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Drawing on the archives of Mary Evans Picture Library, 'Images of the Past - The British Seaside' is a nostalgic promenade through the history of Britain's seaside resorts from their early genesis as health destinations to their glorious, mid-20th century heyday, subsequent decline and recent regeneration. British coastal resorts developed during a period of vast expansion and social change. Within a century, the bathing phenomenon changed from a cautiously modest immersion in the sea to a pastime that prompted the building of vast art deco temples dedicated to the cult of swimming. Once quiet fishing villages mushroomed into bustling seafronts with every conceivable amusement and facility to entice visitors and secure their loyalty for future visits. Where transport to the coast may have once been via coach and horses or boat, soon thousands of working class day-trippers flooded seaside towns, arriving by the rail network that had so quickly transformed the British landscape. This fascinating book follows these shifts and changes from bathing machines to Butlin's holiday camps, told through a compelling mix of photographs, cartoons, illustrations and ephemera with many images previously unpublished. Covering every aspect of the seaside experience whether swimming and sunbathing or sand castles and slot machines 'The British Seaside' reveals the seaside's traditions, rich heritage and unique character in all its sandy, sunny, fun-packed glory.

Power and Politics at the Seaside

CHAPTER 3 1 Williams A. and Shaw G. ( 1997 ) “ Riding the big dipper : the rise and decline of the British seaside resort in the twentieth century ' , 1–20 in Shaw G. and Williams A. ( eds ) The Rise and Fall of British Coastal Resorts ...

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Author: Nigel Morgan

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 0859895718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

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The seaside is the 20th century's pre-eminent global tourism site and this work examines political and power relations in modern seaside resort development. As an historical study of seaside tourism in Devon - England's most popular domestic holiday desitination - it reveals the complex interplay between ideology, class and power and the comsumption of landscape and place.

The Seaside Health and the Environment in England and Wales since 1800

In Urry«s analysis, the traditional seaside resorts« loss of cultural standing is bound up with their environmental plight. ... As an item in the comprehensive Observer Life review of British seaside resorts stated, ...

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Author: John Hassan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351882194

Category: History

Page: 320

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The seaside has always held a special position in British history as a place of rest, relaxation and recuperation. Over the last 200 years many have made their way to the coast, attracted by the long sunshine hours, the clean ozone-charged air and the opportunities for bathing in and even drinking sea-water. Although the early health resort ideal began to give way to more pleasure orientated themes in the nineteenth century, the seaside holiday was still regarded by many as a wholesome and invigorating break from inland urban life well into the twentieth century. Yet with ever increasing numbers of visitors and rising levels of coastal pollution, this was by no means a forgone conclusion. The Seaside, Health and the Environment in England and Wales since 1800 explores the ways in which English seaside resorts continually reinvented themselves to take account of contemporary trends in popular leisure and maintain their hold on the public's imagination. Particular account is paid to the interwar years when new obsessions with outdoor activities such as sunbathing and tanning were purposefully adopted by the industry to define the modern image of the resort holiday. For these and other reasons the seaside holiday reached new peaks of popularity in the 1930s and 1950s, yet, this very success placed enormous pressures on the environmental amenities that people came to enjoy. As this work shows, environmental stresses were manifold, particularly pollution of the resorts' prime assets, their beaches. As such, serious questions are raised concerning why it took such a long time for a determined effort to be made to reverse beach pollution, and the lessons to be learned regarding the impact of negative images of the coast as a zone of danger and infection.

Beside the Seaside

Yet there is a rich variety of shellfish alone that is native to the British Isles. Long before the days of supermarkets and the cost of food miles, local communities ate local food. And coastal communities had the pick of a wide ...

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Author: Jane Struthers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409034780

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Can you remember why the sea is salty? How does the moon affect the tide? Where were Britain's most notorious places for smugglers? And what was the mystery of St Michael's Mount? There are almost as many stories about the sea as there are pebbles on the beach. Beside the Seaside is a book for anyone who has been captivated by the crash of waves on sand, thrilled by the exploits of pirates or delighted in an ice cream at the end of the pier. Answering such questions as what to look for in rock pools, which are the best knots and how to avoid being cursed by a mermaid, Beside the Seaside is bursting with facts, fables, history and mystery about Britain's seaside and coast.