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England's Seaside Heritage from the Air

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England's Seaside Heritage from the Air

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As an island nation, Britain is quick to celebrate its maritime history and heritage, but for most of us our relationship with the sea is through the seaside resort. We share more or less fond memories of building sand castles, splashing around in the sea and eating fish and chips, sometimes
with a light sprinkle of sand as an accompaniment. However, the vast majority of holidaymakers will never have seen a seaside resort from the air, unless they have gone up in the balloon in the centre of Bournemouth or indulged in a pleasure flight over a resort such as Weston-super-Mare.

This collection of aerial photographs, produced by Aerofilms Ltd mostly between 1920 and 1953, tells the story of England's seaside resorts as holiday destinations, but also as working towns, blessed with the sea as their backdrop. It also illustrates the type of entertainments available for
holidaymakers and highlights how the seaside holiday at some resorts became big business with industrial-scale facilities and infrastructure.

Allan Brodie is a Senior Investigator in Historic England. He is the author of a number of books about the history of tourism, including seven examining the development of seaside resorts.

ISBN: 9781800859647

ISBN-10: 9781800859647

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

Publication Date: 06/01/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/01/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 312

Language: English

Categories

Subjects & Themes - Aerial

History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)

Europe - Great Britain - 20th Century

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