Beside the seaside: Reasons to be cheerful?

No. 23 November 2006 There is a certain amount of head-scratching going on at present about the future of coastal towns. The ODPM Committee has been busy gathering evidence, and one volume has already been published. How will they assess the value of the Victorian legacy? It will be interesting to see.

History and heritage: archaeologies of the seasideJohn Walton considers how conservation can be used as a springboard for regeneration

Building the seaside Fred Gray examines the Victorians and coastal resort architecture

English Heritage at the seaside Allan Brodie andGary Winter discuss their research project on the history of English resorts

House notes edited by Kit Wedd