History explorer: The interwar holiday revolution

Kathryn Ferry visits Hastings and St Leonards in East Sussex, where 1930s sun worshippers could enjoy a fashionable, but thrifty, summer holiday...

Kathryn Ferry, UK seaside expert in Hastings, East Sussex

This article was first published in the August 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine

The British seaside was at its most glamorous during the interwar years. Art Deco railway posters sold a vision of the coast that was drenched in light and vivid with colour, evoking French Riviera style, Hollywood movie sets, Modernism and mass sun worship.

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