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Worktowners at Blackpool
Mass-Observation and Popular Leisure in the 1930s





ISBN 9780415755375
Published April 22, 2014 by Routledge
252 Pages

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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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` ... helps to recreate for us something of the feel of a vital component of mass-popular culture and as such should be warmly welcomed.' - Social History Society

`It's a fascinating social document topped and tailed by informative modern appreciations of Mass-Observations methods.' - North West Labour History