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Beside the Sea: Britain's Lost Seaside Heritage


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Sarah Freeman
Aurum Press Ltd
History, Politics, Current Affairs
Beside the Sea: Britain's Lost Seaside Heritage by Sarah Freeman


The building of the railways made seaside holidays a possibility for workers in Britain's industrial cities and it transformed a host of small coastal towns into glamorous entertainment centres. Using archive photographs and ephemera and the memories of people who worked and holidayed in places such as Margate, Scarborough and Blackpool, this nostalgic history recalls the culture of donkey rides, lidos and variety shows that was the pleasure of millions until air travel drew people away from the traditional resorts.