By the Seaside: The Beach 1700-2000

a view looking north across the beach towards blackpool tower with the great wheel in the distance. the beach is busy with holidaymakers. children paddle in the sea whilst sailing boats take passengers out to sea. copy negative exists for this print lancashire blackpool blackpool

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Date / time
Date(s) - 21 November
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wolfson Conference Suite, Institute of Historical Research



Allan Brodie (Historic England)John Cattell (Historic England)

As part of the Being Human Programme for 2016, The Institute of Historical Research, in collaboration with Historic England and IMLR presents an evening lecture on the history of the British Seaside (1700-2000). Drawing on the results from a survey conducted on the English beach, Allan Brodie (Historic England) will discuss the fascinating elements of change in relation to class, leisure, trade and economy, architecture and even geography of the British beach. The lecture will also be accompanied by an exhibition and display exploring the sights, sounds and smells of the beach.

Lecture: 6.00-7.30pm

Reception: 7.30-8.30pm

The lecture is free to attend, but you must register in advance.

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