The English Seaside

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For too long the English seaside has suffered from bad press, accused of being tatty, cold, grey and windswept, but Peter Williams finds the seaside to be warm-hearted and welcoming, about having a good time, riding the rides and seeing the shows. The watery sunshine, prevailing winds and sandy sandwiches are all part of the fun.

As this treasure trove of eccentricity proves, there's nobody like the English for weathering stiff Artic breezes and drenching downpours in the name ...

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For too long the English seaside has suffered from bad press, accused of being tatty, cold, grey and windswept, but Peter Williams finds the seaside to be warm-hearted and welcoming, about having a good time, riding the rides and seeing the shows. The watery sunshine, prevailing winds and sandy sandwiches are all part of the fun.

As this treasure trove of eccentricity proves, there's nobody like the English for weathering stiff Artic breezes and drenching downpours in the name of fun. You magazine ...scenes that capture the essential ingredients of that perfect day by the sea....collected in a delightful book. Sunday Express.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781850749394
  • Publisher: English Heritage
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     6
The natural coast     8
Fishing     10
Lighthouses     16
Time and tide     20
Weather     24
Wrecks     26
Lifeboats     28
War and peace     34
Religion     46
Bathing     52
On the beach     56
Punch and Judy     60
Donkeys     64
Piers     66
Beach huts     76
Cliff lifts     84
Hotels     86
Wooden walls     92
Caravans and chalets     96
Seaside architecture of the 1930s     98
Shelters     102
Telephone kiosks     108
Something to sit on     110
Public conveniences     116
Contemporary seaside sculpture     118
Seaside gardens     122
Model villages     128
Bandstands     130
Amusements     132
Helter-skelters     142
Carousels     146
Golf     148
Food     150
Famous people     162
Palmists andclairvoyants     166
Joke shops     168
A nice cup of tea     170
Staring out to sea     172
Index of places     175
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