What were holidays like in the first half of the 20th century?

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1. What type of accommodation were old railway stations turned into?

  • They were demolished and boarding houses were built
  • They were deemed a health hazard so could not be made into any type of accommodation
  • Camping coaches
  • They were demolished and cottages were built
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2. What type of holidays were introduced in the 1930s?

  • Going an expedition around America
  • Hiking and cycling holidays
  • Clubbing in Ibiza
  • Holidays which included 'full board'

3. When and where was the first Butlin's opened?

  • 1939, Bognor Regis
  • 1965, Hull
  • 1936, Skegness
  • 1927, Manchester

4. How many people were given one week's holiday by their employers in the 1920s?

  • About 500,000
  • About 3 million
  • About 750,00
  • About 1 million

5. Which of the following could you NOT do at a spa town?

  • Hike
  • Bathe in water that came directly from the ground
  • Go to the theatre
  • Golf courses


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