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CLIP 12772

Development of the seaside during the Victorian era

Development of the seaside during the Victorian era

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Key Info
  • Development of the seaside during the Victorian era
  • Duration: 08:24
  • An introduction to the development of the seaside during Victorian industrialisation. The Victorians believed visiting the seaside had many health benefits. In 1863, the Blackpool Pier opened and mechanical rides were introduced at the Pleasure Beach. Sir Hiram Maxim built the Flying Machines ride, still operating today. The demand for entertainment boomed, particularly theatres. The invention of the early theatre lighting systems is shown, using a protype and explaining the origin of the phrase 'in the lime light'. We also learn about the ultimate First Class travel on the Flying Scotsman. Taken from the television series 'What the Victorians did for us' with Adam Hart-Davis.
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  • Keywords: Victorians, Blackpool, seaside, pier, Pleasure beach, fairground, flying machine, lime, light, train, first class, Pullman
Ideas for use in class
  • Children can create a timeline of significant inventions and developments from the Victorian era.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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