Camping Coach Holidays Part 1
- A Tour of Britain in the 1950s & 1960s
- Scenes From The Past: 30 Part 1
- by Andrew McRae
- The 1930's was a decade in which holiday activities of various forms made rapid advances in the UK, manifest in a wide range of developments of differing character. One example was the inauguration, in 1935, on the Ramblers' Association's campaign to secure the right to walk freely on mountains and moors, epitomised by the mass trespasses of Kinder Scout in the Peak District of Derbyshire which, ultimately, led to new levels of accessibility to the countryside. At the other end of the spectrum, Billy Butlin opened the first of his holiday camps at Skegness in 1936, and established similar facilities at Clacton some two years later.
- Throughout the period, pressure from organised labour to secure holidays with pay was meeting with increasing success and thereby contributing towards making the concept of a regular family holiday away from home, rather than simply the occasional day excursion, a viable proposition for a much larger proportion of the population, As the principal means of transport for moving the masses from the industrial cities to the coast, the railways had, of course, been inextricably linked with the development of the holiday market in Britain in the Victorian era.
- 96 pages. 100 photograps. Laminated Card Cover, 8½" x 10¾"
- Foxline Publications
- ISBN-10 1870119487
- ISBN-13 9781870119481
- Pre-owned, excellent
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