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dc.contributor.advisorJennings, Paul
dc.contributor.advisorSheeran, George
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Paul*
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-07T10:13:58Z
dc.date.available2012-02-07T10:13:58Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/5375
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates the development of commercial leisure in a northern community, Halifax, over a period of 200 years. It examines a range of leisure pursuits including the public house, theatre and sports and traces their development during a period of population growth and industrialization which came to be based increasingly around the factory. It analyses whether Halifax was typical in the way commercial leisure developed or whether particular local conditions influenced the development of commercial leisure. During the period, Halifax, an ancient town, developed from an important centre of the textile trade in England into a classic Victorian mill town supporting a broad base of industries. Leisure developed from a leisure culture based around traditional holidays and pastimes to a highly commercialized leisure experience increasingly provided by regional and national companies and a sporting calendar that included structured leagues with professional clubs and games played seasonally.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.en_US
dc.subjectLeisure pursuits, 1750-1950en_US
dc.subjectHalifax, 1750-1950en_US
dc.subjectParish of Halifaxen_US
dc.subjectUpper Calder Valley, West Yorkshireen_US
dc.subjectPublic housesen_US
dc.subjectTheatreen_US
dc.subjectSporten_US
dc.subjectCommercial leisureen_US
dc.subjectProfessional clubsen_US
dc.subjectLeaguesen_US
dc.subjectPopulationen_US
dc.titleCommercial leisure in Halifax 1750-1950. The development of commercialized leisure provision in a northern industrial town.en_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Lifelong Education and Developmenten_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnameMPhilen_US
dc.date.awarded2011
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