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Victorians and Edwardians Abroad

The Beginning of the Modern Holiday

Neil Matthews

The Polytechnic Touring Agency (PTA) was created in 1888 to cater for the growing numbers of lower middle-class people who could for the first time afford to holiday abroad. From the PTA archive at the University of Westminster, this book presents the recollections of those who enjoyed ‘Poly holidays’ before 1914. Illustrated with postcards, photographs and promotional items, it records their train journeys to Paris, Switzerland and Italy, and reveals a penchant for mischievous fun.
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Product information:
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 242pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 244x170mm
  • ISBN: 9781473834279
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.5kg
Product code:
509526
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