Worktowners at Blackpool by Gary S. Cross
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Worktowners at Blackpool
By Gary S. Cross

Worktowners at Blackpool

Mass-observation and Popular Leisure in the 1930's

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Worktowners at Blackpool by Gary S. Cross

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Gary Cross publishes the findings of this largely forgotten study by the Mass-Observers who followed the annual pilgrimage of labourers to Blackpool, hoping to discover what attracted workers to this centre of Victorian culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415040716
ISBN-10: 041504071X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Oct-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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