Holiday Camps
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Holiday Camps

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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-in package that included accommodation, food, and plentiful entertainment. The market leader was Billy Butlin whose camps operated on a vast scale, and offered a brightly coloured 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 146 x 200 x 6mm | 117.93g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0747807752
  • 9780747807759
  • 510,700

About Kathryn Ferry

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.show more

Table of contents

Communal Camping Going Mass Market The All-In Package Entertainments The Holiday Camp Phenomenon Further Reading Indexshow more

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