Old-fashioned seaside holidays inspire a great deal of nostalgic affection among British people.
Quintessential elements such as seaside donkeys and sickly sticks of rock are easily identifiable and memorable ingredients of a tradition that most people in this country have experienced.
Focusing on the hundred year period from 1870 to 1970, this volume takes a nostalgic journey through the promenades, deckchairs and sandcastles to discover how ordinary people spent their seaside holidays.
Colourful photographs and images are brought to life with light-hearted commentary revealing the history behind these idyllic trips to the seaside - how did we get there, where did we stay, and how did we spend our days?
Each captivating chapter explores a different aspect of holiday life to build a complete picture of the social and historical significance of the classic British seaside holiday.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 27/07/2009
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780747807278