The Lancashire wakes holidays

Poole, Robert ORCID logo ORCID: (1994) The Lancashire wakes holidays. Lancashire County Books, Preston, UK.

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Lancashire is famous for its wakes holidays, but where did these come from? This booklet traces their history from ancient parish revels of the Middle Ages to the development of modern seaside resorts. It looks at the customs of rushbearing and morris dancing, at the region's many fairs, and at old sports and recreations. It also offers a fresh view of the impact of the industrial revolution, arguing that tradition and continuity were important features of the development of 'the world's first industrial society'.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Lancashire County Books
ISBN: 9781871236354
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Humanities
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 12:59
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 17:31


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