by Karen Averby
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Number of Pages: 64
Publication Date: 2017
humble and colourful beach hut can be seen up and down Britain’s
coastline. Now something of an architectural icon, the beach hut
seems as though it has been around forever although it is an
invention of the twentieth century.
From the eighteenth century the beach changed from a place for
fishermen and smugglers to a fashionable place where the wealthy
could recover from illness. In the nineteenth century the coming of
the railways and the introduction of holidays for workers made the
coast increasingly popular. A growing demand for entertainment and
accommodation led to the birth of the seaside resort and, with it,
the development of the seaside that we know and love today.
This book is part of the Britain’s Heritage series, which provides
definitive introductions to the riches of Britain’s past, and is the
perfect way to get acquainted with beach huts in all their variety.