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Month: June 2016

Welcome to Playing Pasts

From the Editor. If you are reading Playing Pasts, maybe for the first time, then you probably already have an interest in one or more aspects of sport and leisure history, whether this be as an academic or as someone with a general curiosity about the field. Either way, I hope you will find the approach taken here to your liking. Although there are a number of academic journals dedicated to the area, Playing Pasts is different in that it aims to present historical material related to sport and leisure in a widely readable and accessible format. The magazine...

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The democratisation of tourism in the English Lake District: The Role of the Co-operative Holidays Association and the Holiday Fellowship

Published in the Journal of Tourism History Winner of the 2016 John K Walton Prize Douglas Hope, Institute of Education, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, UK ABSTRACT Against the background of the changing perception of the English Lake District from literary landscape to national playground, this paper explores the role of the Co-operative Holidays Association (CHA) and the Holiday Fellowship in the democratisation of the English Lake District as a destination for outdoor holidays and sport tourism. The CHA and the Holiday Fellowship, founded in 1893 and 1913 respectively by Thomas Arthur Leonard, a Congregationalist minister from Colne, Lancashire, were...

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