Loans Box – A Seaside Journey

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Loans Box 12

KS 1/2/3

Subjects: History, Geography, Social History, Science, Literacy, Music

The Victorian working classes went on day trips to the seaside from the factory towns. Wealthier people went for a week in the summer, staying in hotels or guest houses. To attract visitors, lots of seaside towns built piers out into the sea. People enjoyed strolling along them to breathe in the fresh, healthy sea air. This trend boomed between the Wars, and continued after WW2 until foreign travel became accessible to the general population.

Tin Travelling Trunk
4x large postcards
Camera 1920s box Brownie
2x 1950s 127 Camera
Retractable Camera
1960s Kodak 133 Instamatic Camera
2x 1950s tin buckets
1x wooden spade
1x tin spade
1x Mr Punch Puppet
Glass Float
Shell souvenir box
Seaside souvenir inkpot
1930s sunglasses
Ladbroke Holidays Dance Medal
Early telescope
12 Eastbourne photo snaps
Magnetic fishing game with 4 rods, 12 wooden fish, 4 plastic fish
Reproduction Edwardian bathing costume Red and White
1940s/50s knitted blue swimming costume
Ladies pink 1940s swimsuit
Boys swim trunks 1950s
Knitted girl’s swimsuit pattern
1 white bathing hat
Ladies straw sun hat with flowers
2x children’s straw sunhats
2x Edwardian boaters (1 adult size, 1 child size)
1950s toy sailing yacht
1950s summer children’s sandals
Rainbow fish game
Bag of assorted tropical shells
6x children’s sou’westers
6x children’s jackets
Plastic seaside animals
Parasol (supplied separately)
2 x children’s fishing nets (supplied separately)
Laminated black & white photographs of fishermen, herring girls & boats (5 x A4, 2 x A5)

Books and CDs

100 Seashore Facts
The Mousehole Cat
The Rainbow Fish (with CD and fabric toy)
A Fisher – How We Work
Grace Darling History
Grace Darling Colouring Book
Gansey Patterns of North East England
The English at the Seaside
Victorian Seaside Holidays
Noddy at the Seaside
CD of fishing sounds

Information sheets

Punch and Judy
Boulmer mothers and wives (laminated)
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Loans Boxes for Educational purposes – Special Free Offer

These are on special offer from 1 January – 31 December 2021 (with grateful thanks to grant funding from the Children’s Trust and St Hilda’s Trust). All loans boxes for the purposes of education are available to borrow free of charge for a maximum period of two weeks by schools, childminders, regularly home schooled pupils and young people’s groups until 31 December 2021. Any one user or institution may borrow a maximum of 2 boxes at the same time.

Loans Boxes for any other (non-educational) purpose cost £15 inc. VAT for each two week period of hire Extended periods of hire may be agreed with Bailiffgate for an additional charge (please telephone on 01665 605847)

How to Book

Free and paid for loans boxes are booked online (if you have any questions, please telephone on 01665 605847)·

  • Click on the calendar below to check the dates you want are available and reserve your two week period from Saturday to Saturday (please note if you exceed the 14 days it will not allow you to book)· Click on the ‘Sponsored or Not’ drop down to confirm whether you qualify for the free loans box or whether you need to pay the fee
  • Click on Book Now to complete your booking
  • Complete relevant details and Proceed to Checkout

Please note: All bookings run from Saturday to Saturday and users must collect and deliver the loans boxes back to Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery (open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm). Loans Boxes and any additional items not contained in the loans box must be returned by at least the stated return date. You may return them early but note we are not open on Mondays.  See our Terms and Conditions (and please ensure you read paragraph 12 which details terms and conditions for Loans Boxes).

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