This course is a trip into the past thinking about the heritage of holidays on the Essex coast. Covering topics such as family trips famous names in popular entertainment, the development of seaside resorts, highlights and heydays, decline and development, the course is an opportunity to reminisce and share memories with like-minded people as well as learning more about a little-known area of Essex history. Previous participation in an Essex seaside holiday is not compulsory and all students are welcomed to come and learn more about this little-known area of Essex history.
When and why did holidaying at the seaside become popular and where along Essex's Sunshine coast would you choose to go? This course will provide an opportunity for you to rediscover the carefree days of a seaside holiday at one of Essex's popular resorts. You will discuss and reflect upon the needs of a family holiday in the past two centuries as well as popular names in entertainment who made their name at an Essex resort. A stay at the seaside was just the thing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and, through this, our experienced tutor will enable you to debate the development of seaside resorts, their highlights and heydays, and their decline and development, as well as key developments in the history of Essex coastal resorts. The sharing of memories and reminiscing will also be encouraged as first-hand evidence for discussion of these topics in a safe, relaxed environment. Participation in an Essex seaside holiday is not compulsory, however, and all students are welcomed to come and learn more about this little-known area of Essex history.
What financial support is available?
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