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Learn about seaside holidays in the past

Children playing on the beachThis area provides free downloadable resources for Key Stage 1 teachers working on the history of the seaside.

Most of the resources are scanned copies of original photographs and pictures from the early 19th century to the 1970s of West Sussex seaside resorts, plus some text documents.

There are 8 main topics. Each topic has between 8 and 12 images plus Teachers' Notes. The Source gallery has all of the above resources, plus around 50 more images, all searchable.

  • A resource for discovering historical background, scanned original prints and photographs on all things related to seaside holidays in the past.
  • A list of websites related to seaside holidays in the past, some with learning resources and educational activities.
  • Other sources of information in local public libraries, museums record office and record office.
  • How to save image, pdf, audio and video files on this Seaside Past learning resource.
  • Copyrighted material on this Seaside learning resource and what you may do with it.

This project has been organised and researched by staff in the West Sussex County Council Library Service and by local teachers. You are welcome to view, download, save, adapt and print any of the sources and resources on this site for classroom or private use free of charge.

Further online local history resources for educational use can be found on the Links page. The Moodle elearning platform has Child labour and Transport courses, and you can also access the resources for Victorian West Sussex on this website.

We welcome your comments on this online resource. Please contact Martin Hayes, the County Local Studies Librarian:

Email Email: martin.hayes@westsussex.gov.uk
Phone Phone: 033 022 24788
Address Post:
Digitisation Unit
Worthing Library
Richmond Road
BN11 1HD


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