Bitterne and West End Through Time

Bitterne and West End Through Time

The Branch Lines of Hampshire

The Branch Lines of Hampshire

Bradshaw's Guide Bradshaw at the Seaside

Britain's Victorian Resorts

Series: Bradshaw's Guide

Publication Date15th May 2015

Book FormatPaperback





Bradshaw’s Guide provides a fascinating account of his railway travels at the Seaside. For the first time it is presented in a highly readable form in this new annotated volume, fully illustrated throughout with old and new colour images.
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Bradshaw’s Guide of 1863 was the staple book on what’s what and where’s where for the mid-Victorians and it gives the modern reader a unique insight into the world of the nineteenth-century railway travellers. The guide introduced the notion of seaside holidays to the general public and thanks to the railways it became possible for a town or city dweller to catch a train for a day-trip to the coast and still be home in time for supper.

‘Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside,

I do like to be beside the sea!

I do like to stroll upon the Prom, Prom, Prom!

Where the brass bands play:


Using Bradshaw’s Guide illustrated with contemporary images and seaside postcards, John Christopher and Campbell McCutcheon take us on a tour of Britain’s Victorian resorts.

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