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Response to Review no. 536

The authors would like to thank Dr Beaven for his generous review of The Playful Crowd. They have a few reservations about specific content and emphasis. They would not wish to argue that Blackpool’s playful crowd reached a ‘nadir’ after the Second World War: indeed, Blackpool’s resilience and adaptability, in contrast with the decline ofContinue reading “Response to Review no. 536”

Response to Review no. 233

I must begin by thanking Barry Doyle for his positive, thorough and thoughtful review of The British Seaside. My reservations and ripostes deal mainly with detailed points of emphasis and interpretation rather than with the broad sweep of his comments. Two general points may be made, however. The first is about ‘cultural history’. My intentionContinue reading “Response to Review no. 233”

North East England, 1850–1914

This examination of economic and urban linkages, networks, and patterns of development in the industrial districts of Northumberland, Durham, and the Middlesbrough district of North Yorkshire, or in the territories surrounding the estuaries of the Tyne, Wear, and Tees, is more convincing as an exercise in ‘maritime-industrial’ history than as an analysis of a ‘region’.Continue reading “North East England, 1850–1914”