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Blackpool The Postcard Collection

Author : Allan W. Wood
ISBN : 9781445645100
Genre : Photography
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Beautiful postcards capturing old Blackpool in all its glory.

Preston The Postcard Collection

Author : Peter Byrom
ISBN : 9781445697819
Genre : Photography
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A fascinating portrait of Preston presented through a remarkable collection of historical postcards.

The Architecture Of Pleasure

Author : Josephine Kane
ISBN : 9781317044741
Genre : Architecture
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The amusement parks which first appeared in England at the turn of the twentieth century represent a startlingly novel and complex phenomenon, combining fantasy architecture, new technology, ersatz danger, spectacle and consumption in a new mass experience. Though drawing on a diverse range of existing leisure practices, the particular entertainment formula they offered marked a radical departure in terms of visual, experiential and cultural meanings. The huge, socially mixed crowds that flocked to the new parks did so purely in the pursuit of pleasure, which the amusement parks commodified in exhilarating new guises. Between 1906 and 1939, nearly 40 major amusement parks operated across Britain. By the outbreak of the Second World War, millions of people visited these sites each year. The amusement park had become a defining element in the architectural psychological pleasurescape of Britain. This book considers the relationship between popular modernity, pleasure and the amusement park landscape in Britain from 1900-1939. It argues that the amusement parks were understood as a new and distinct expression of modern times which redefined the concept of public pleasure for mass audiences. Focusing on three sites - Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Dreamland in Margate and Southend's Kursaal - the book contextualises their development with references to the wider amusement park world. The meanings of these sites are explored through a detailed examination of the spatial and architectural form taken by rides and other buildings. The rollercoaster - a defining symbol of the amusement park - is given particular focus, as is the extent to which discourses of class, gender and national identity were expressed through the design of these parks.

Saucy Postcards The Bamforth Collection

Author : Marcus Hearn
ISBN : 9781472105479
Genre : Humor
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The Yorkshire-based publisher Bamforth & Co started producing 'saucy' postcards in 1910. These cheeky designs became synonymous with the English seaside resorts where they were sold, but were exported all over the world. After WW2, Bamforth artists began to satirise the classic comic archetypes that still resonate today - henpecked husbands, naughty nurses and randy milkmen. Contemporary concerns ranging from the contraceptive pill to the Space Race also received the irreverent Bamforth treatment. Saucy Postcards: The Bamforth Collection celebrates the golden age of these comic gems, with a selection of more than 250 cards originally published from the early 1950s to the mid-1970s. The book's introduction reveals the story behind the company, and the battles with the postcard censorship committees that resulted in almost 150 prosecutions.

Lytham St Annes The Postcard Collection

Author : Peter Byrom
ISBN : 9781445657943
Genre : Photography
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Beautiful postcards capture old Lytham St Annes in all its glory.

The Battle For Christian Britain

Author : Callum G. Brown
ISBN : 9781108421225
Genre : History
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Exposes the mechanisms by which conservative Christianity dominated British culture during 1945-65 and their subsequent collapse.

Wallasey The Postcard Collection

Author : Les Jones
ISBN : 9781445636825
Genre : Photography
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Beautiful postcards capture old Wallasey in all its glory.

Edwardian Childhood On Old Picture Postcards

Author : Brian Lund
ISBN : IND:30000029850363
Genre : Children
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Blackpool In Old Picture Postcards

Author : Allan W. Wood
ISBN : 9028824820
Genre : Blackpool (England)
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Chester The Postcard Collection

Author : Peter Byrom
ISBN : 9781445689999
Genre : Photography
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Takes the reader on an evocative journey into Chester’s past through a selection of beautiful old postcards.

The Blackpool Highflyer

Author : Andrew Martin
ISBN : 9780547537566
Genre : Fiction
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“A compelling thriller” set against the historical backdrop of Edwardian England’s railway system (Daily Mail). Assigned to drive holidaymakers to the seaside resort of Blackpool in the hot summer of 1905, Jim Stringer is happy to have left behind the grime and danger of life in London. But his dreams of beer and pretty women are soon shattered when his high-speed train meets a huge millstone on the line, leading to a passenger’s death . . . This is an atmospheric mystery of sabotage and suspicion, from an author who “does a stunning job of bringing to life the era when steam locomotives chugged from London through the British countryside” (Booklist). “A clear winner in literary crime writing . . . Dazzling attention to detail and quality writing.” —Daily Express “A steamy whodunnit . . . This may well be the best fiction about the railways since Dickens.” —The Independent on Sunday

Collecting Picture Postcards

Author : Geoffrey A. Godden
ISBN : UOM:39015054110708
Genre : Postcards
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Uses Worthing as a case study and looks at the introduction and development of picture postcard collecting

The Price Guide To Stevengraphs Stevengraphs Stevens Silk Postcards Bookmarkers

Author : Austin Sprake
ISBN : UCSD:31822012972311
Genre : Bookmarks
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The Collection

Author : Peter Ackroyd
ISBN : UOM:39015050023715
Genre : Literary Collections
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Journalism, reviews, essays, short stories, lectures from the chief book reviewer for the Times.

In Search Of England

Author : Roy Hattersley
ISBN : 9780748118168
Genre : Travel
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Passionate, affectionate and indefatigably curious, In Search of England joins a tradition of writing, from William Cobbett to JB Priestley, that makes a journey around the English countryside and character. England is the most various of countries; within its borders, life changes mile on mile. Roy Hattersley celebrates crumbling churches and serene Victorian architecture, magnificent hills and wind-whipped coast, our music, theatre and local customs, and, above all, the quirky good humour and resilience of England's denizens. In Search of England is an unapologetic love story, a paean of praise for all the fascinating variety and flavour of England's places and people.

The British Journal Of Photography

Author : William Crookes
ISBN : UOM:39015064351748
Genre : Photography
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How We Are

Author : Val Williams
ISBN : UOM:39015068825911
Genre : Photography
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Published to accompany an exhibition held at Tate Britain [no dates given].

The Blackpool Landlady

Author : John K. Walton
ISBN : UOM:39015026288228
Genre : History
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The Art Collections Of Great Britain And Ireland

Author : National Art-Collections Fund (Great Britain)
ISBN : UOM:39015016640446
Genre : Art
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British Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015553352
Genre : Catalogs, Publishers'
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