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MID-VICTORIAN LIFE AND LEISURE (1850-1870)

COURSE OVERVIEW

We study improvements in working hours and conditions but there it was still long and continuous toil for the poor and an unhealthy urban environment with little time off. However, society was changing and we explore the urban and rural environment and the importance of getting to the countryside for a day out; and for green spaces near industrial areas known as “green lungs”.

1871 gave people a few days off. Holidays for all. The seaside was particularly popular and where people cast off inhibitions. There were tea gardens serving beer and wine, dancing, fireworks, travelling fairs, circus, theatre, music hall, Gilbert and Sullivan and sport.

Thomas Cook’;s tours was founded in 1841 with a Temperance rally outing which effectively kickstarted modern tourism and was in full swing during this period.

Illustrated with powerpoint slides and film clips

N.B. History courses may contain outdated attitudes, cultural depictions and language which cause offence today. They have to be viewed from an historic perspective. When discussing the content these views are not those of the tutor.

Tutor Sarah Tobias. This course runs on a Wednesday afternoon 1300-1500.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Any adult is eligible to join this course

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