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Holiday Camps
     

Holiday Camps

by Kathryn Ferry
 

From the 1930s to the 1960s, millions of British people chose to spend their annual summer break at a holiday camp, taking advantage of the all-included package that provided accommodation, food, and plentiful entertainment. The market leader was Billy Butlin whose camps operated on a vast scale, and offered a brightly colored leisure land in contrast to the

Overview

From the 1930s to the 1960s, millions of British people chose to spend their annual summer break at a holiday camp, taking advantage of the all-included package that provided accommodation, food, and plentiful entertainment. The market leader was Billy Butlin whose camps operated on a vast scale, and offered a brightly colored leisure land in contrast to the drabness of post-war rationing. The holiday camp story, however, goes back to the 1890s, and it continues into the present day with signs of a revival in camp fortunes.

Kathryn Ferry celebrates the communal and the kitsch, glamorous grandmother competitions, chalets, Redcoats and all the other well-known symbols of an incredibly popular form of twentieth-century holiday.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747807759
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Kathryn Ferry is a writer and historian specialising in the British seaside. She has a PhD in architectural history and has written for Shire on beach huts, British seaside holidays and the Victorian home.

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