British Seaside Piers

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Ian Allan, 2008 - Transportation - 128 pages
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There are few symbols more redolent of the great age of the British seaside holiday than the sinuous lines of the pier stretching into the water. For generations of holidaymakers, piers at many of the country's leading seaside resorts provided an extension of the promenade and a focus for a variety of entertainments. This remarkable book draws upon the extensive collection of aerial photographs of seaside piers taken by the Aerofilms Company since 1919 to record the changing face of the British seaside over the years. It is one not to be missed by local historians, as well as holidaymakers headed for these popular destinations.

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Chris Mawson is a training and supervising analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and works in private practice as a psychoanalyst.

RICHARD RIDING is a chartered psychologict and Director of the Assessment Research Unit in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham.

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