Beach Huts and Bathing Machines, Paperback

Beach Huts and Bathing Machines Paperback

Part of the Shire Library series


Behind the enduring popularity of beach huts lies a story of classic British eccentricity.

Immensely photogenic and appealing, these colourful seaside buildings are direct successors of the Georgian bathing machine, which first appeared in the 1730s as a peculiar device to protect the modesty of rich and fashionable bathers.

Kathryn Ferry paints a picture postcard view of the classic British seaside holiday through the history of beach huts and bathing machines, revealing how the changing fashions in society shaped their design and development.

It provides a fascinating celebration of the evolution of the beach hut from its unusual beginnings, to its status as a much-loved and sought-after structure by many a British holiday maker to this day.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780747807001



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