Tides of Fortune: the rise & fall of English seaside resorts

St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

'An exploration of how seaside resorts first developed in the Georgian era, boomed with the coming of the railways and continued to attract visitors in their thousands until the 1960s. The talk includes hotels, seaside entertainment and the publicity that enticed people to go there. The talk concludes with the decline of the traditional seaside holiday in the late 20th century, and the efforts made by resorts to reverse this trend'

Tony Kirby, local historian and Honorary Secretary of Cambridgeshire Association for Local History, is the speaker for this free lecture, hosted by the Friends of St Giles' Church.