6.1 New developments in Holiday patterns in the 1920s and 1930s

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  • New Developments in Holiday patterns in the 1920's / 1930's
    • Time Off and Holiday Pay
      • 1929 - 3 million workers recieved at least 1 weeks holiday with pay
      • Holiday with pay act (1938) - legal requirement for all employers to provide holidays with pay
      • Miners week (South Wales) saw mass migration of workers to holiday resorts e.g Barry
    • Charabancs and Private Cars
      • Developments in road transport
      • 1939 - 2 million cars
      • Less wealthy would use a motorbike with a sidecar
      • More chance to explore the Countryside
    • Seaside resorts
      • Most still stayed in Guesthouses- became either  'Full Board' (All meals included) or 'B&B'
      • Fish and Chip shops, fairgrounds, dance halls and souvenier shops appeared
      • Resorts offered new facilities e.g Lido (Blackpool 1923)
      • Health and fitness classes offered and Beauty contests
    • Camping and Hiking/Cycling Holidays
      • The Youth Hostel association 1930 - Cheap accomodation for visitors to the Countryside
        • 300 hostels 1939
      • Ramblers association 1935 - Protect rights of walkers and promoted walking for pleasure
      • Cycling clubs e.g Warrington road club
      • Camping was a cheap form of holiday
    • Holiday camps
      • Affordable and popular with the working class
      • 1936 - Billy Butlins first camp in Skegness
      • Cost £2.50 per person for a week
      • 1939 - nearly 200 camps in England and Wales
      • 1930s Depression - Holiday camps provided n all-in-one package


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