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Deckchairs, Piers and Souvenirs

The History of the British Seaside in 100 Objects...

Join historian and author Dr Kathryn Ferry for this talk based on her book ‘Seaside 100’, published by Unicorn March 2020.

Sandcastles, donkeys, piers and sticks of rock. Beach huts, paddle steamers, promenade shelters and ice cream cones. Our modern seaside is the sum of its parts and all those parts have their history. This talk will unpick our experience of the seaside through the things that make it distinctive.

Duration: 60 minutes

More details on how to book, coming soon!

Event times

Thursday 1st August 2024, 2pm - 3pm


Adult - £7

Concession (senior aged 65+, student with ID) - £5

Sir Ken Dodd Learning Space


(Entrance) Corner of Adelaide Street West and Bank Hey Street