july, 2021

25jul1:00 pm4:00 pmDeckchairs, Piers and Souvenirs: A History of the British Seaside In 100 Objects

Event Details

In this illustrated talk , historian and author Dr. Kathryn Ferry takes a whistle stop tour through three centuries of seaside history using the 100 favourite holiday objects featured in her latest book ‘Seaside 100’. Discussing buildings, piers, transport, souvenirs and food and fashions, Kathryn explores how the layering of all these different elements has created the distinctive landscapes of our coastal resorts. Pull up a deckchair and join her for all you ever wanted to know about sticks of rock, sandcastles and donkeys !

Kathryn Ferry has specialised in seaside history since falling in love with beach huts ! As well as her two books on that subject, she has also written the official history of Butlin’s and published on British seaside holidays and bungalows. She is also a regular contributor to television and radio.

Sunday 25th July – 1pm & 3pm
Tickets: £12
All Ages

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(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Ventnor Arts Club

13 High Street


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