WHEN DID LARGE-SCALE TOURISM OF THE BRITISH ISLES BEGIN? WHO WERE THE FIRST TOURISTS? WHERE DID THEY GO AND WHAT DID THEY DO? Drawing on
WHEN DID LARGE-SCALE TOURISM OF THE BRITISH ISLES BEGIN? WHO WERE THE FIRST TOURISTS? WHERE DID THEY GO AND WHAT DID THEY DO?
Drawing on the unpublished journals of a number of Romantic-period travellers, Emma will explore the remarkable variety of things that the first generation of domestic tourists got up to, such as visiting ruins, prisons, mines and ironworks; surveying landscapes; encountering locals; shopping, sea-bathing – and even coming to Bridport. The talk will feature some of the beautiful images found in the tourists’ journals.
Emma McEvoy lectures in English Literature at the University of Westminster. She has published widely in the fields of Romantic and Gothic studies, and is the author of Gothic Tourism (Palgrave, 2016).
All donations go towards the development of Bridport LSi Charity No; 1137231
Date & Time: Thursday 18 July 7pm
Venue: The Literary & Scientific Institute, 51 East Street, Bridport DT6 3JX
Tickets: Free/Donations available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre. Tel no. 01308 424901
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Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute
East Street, Bridport