British seaside towns

UPDATE: Work has been slower on this than I imagined, but I see this post is still getting a high number of hits.  I recommend placing it in your favourites or bookmarks and checking back in a month or so!  22/01/09

As part of my research into the regeneration of seaside towns, I’ve begun to use dipity to produce a timeline of their evolution.  It is at a very early stage and I’ll be working on it over the next few months.  Eventually it could become quite a useful resource.  As a web 2.0 platform, dipity is set up for collaboration and cross-platform links which means you can easily bring in images and video clips, as well provide hyperlinks to other resources.  To see the timeline, click on the image below which will take you to the dipity site.  If you would like to collabaorate by adding things to the timeline or changing anything, just sign up to dipity and let me know – I’ll then be able to add you as an editor.

3 responses to “British seaside towns”

  1. It’s not JUST an excuse to do that – I’d put that in the box marked ‘unintended consequences’!

  2. For me the oddest things about seaside towns are their strong association with the Victorian cult of hydrotherapy (far to much colonic irrigation going on for it to have been solely about ‘health’) and the role of the recent housing asset price bubble in re-‘gentrifying’ those seaside towns with average to good transport links.
    My own home town of Littlehampton now has, in a few restricted locations, the same eye watering house prices that you see here in London and has been substantially affected by the housing boom.

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