Birmingham City Council

Rambles in Shakespeare Land and the Cotswolds 1938



The depression of the 1930’s increased the popularity of cheaper holiday pursuits such as camping and rambling. Schemes were introduced to attract this market.

The ‘Holidays with Pay’ act (1938) ensured that every worker was entitled to a weeks paid holiday from this date.

In 1920, around one million workers enjoyed a weeks paid leave, this increased after the act to 11 million in 1939.

Source: - Great Western Railway Miscellaneous Publications Vol 4

Shelved at A 385.10942 Social Sciences Floor 4

Holiday Haunts

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