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Barry Island : the making of a seaside playground, c.1790- c.1965

Author: Andy Croll
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

By the mid-twentieth century, Barry Island had become one of Britain's most popular seaside resorts. Its history carries important lessons for historians of coastal tourism. This is the first  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Croll
ISBN: 178683586X 9781786835864
OCLC Number: 1130642969
Description: xiv, 264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 `[M]uch frequented during the bathing season' Barry Island and Welsh coastal tourism, C.1790-C.1860 --
ch. 2 That favourite place' Cardiff's bathing resort, c. 1860-1877 --
ch. 3 Visitors `mercilessly' turned away The island closed, 1878-1884 --
ch. 4 Reclaimed, 1884-c. 1890 --
ch. 5 An `El Dorado where soft winds blow' Resort boosterism flourishes in the 1890s --
ch. 6 [A] wake ye sluggards!' Resort development flounders, C.1900-19M- --
ch. 7 They sweep down on the place and take possession of it' Trippers triumphant, C.1890-C.1910 --
ch. 8 Barry-on-Sea? The tripper resort consolidated, 1914-C.1965.
Responsibility: Andy Croll.


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