More than a day out

Imagine a time when just one week’s holiday a year was considered a treat, with many British workers never managing more than a day trip to the seaside…

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Nowadays, for many people, an annual holiday – or even several annual holidays – are not just welcomed, they are accepted as the norm. Indeed, when the Covid pandemic meant that we were restricted to our home territory, at times even to our home town, then we felt hard done by. On the top of many people’s wish list was to ‘go on holiday’ as soon as travel restrictions were lifted.

But it wasn’t so very long ago that the whole concept of ‘going on holiday’ was a luxury available only to the wealthier groups in our society. Anyone who has lived close to any part of the British coastline will be familiar with day-trippers and the times of year when a quiet resort in winter can explode during summer months. Queues for fish and chip shops, candy floss stalls and amusement arcades – not to mention parking spaces –…

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Published by Isabella Muir

Isabella is passionate about exploring family life from the 1930s through to the 1960s. She has published five Sussex Crime mystery novels set during the 1960s, a standalone novel dealing with the child migrant policy of the 1950s and 60s, several novellas set during the Second World War, and two short story collections. All available in paperback from your local bookshops, or online as ebooks. Her novels are also available as audiobooks, and have been translated into Italian.

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