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Contents

HolidayNOsW: THEN AND

Beside the seaside

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A one-day holiday

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The tourist trade

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Early beach fashion

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The age of the car 10 Seaside fun

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Flying overseas

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A Spanish summer holiday Up, up and away! Written by Lucy M George Illustrated by Alexander Wilson

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Into the future Glossary

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How holidays have changed

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Beside the seaside What do you think of when you imagine a seaside holiday?

bucket and spade

sand

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Let’s look at how summer holidays began, and what they are like today.

sea

ice cream

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A one-day holiday In the 1900s, train travel in the UK became cheaper. More people could afford to take a day trip to the seaside.

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Off to the coast

Thurso North Berwick

Blackpool Aberystwyth

Scarborough Bridlington Skegness Southend

Porthcawl Torquay

Eastbourne Brighton

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The tourist trade Seaside towns made money from tourists. They started to give these holidaymakers more things to spend their money on.

beach huts to change clothes in

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shows on the pier

deck chairs

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Early beach fashion

1900s

Bathing suits covered the chest and legs.

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Holidays: Then and Now