Sport and Leisure from the 1900s

Sport Leisure and Tourism 1900 to the Present day
3 questions Q1: Source work Q2: Knowledge Q3: Knowledge Q1 – is not optional Q2/3 - choice Altogether you answer 2 questions 1 hour paper

1. Sport 2. Media 3. Tourism - Leisure time is an important part of all these topics

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Both these sources show us different views of Britain at the turn of the century. Write down one sentence to describe society from these two photos. Society at the turn of the century was _____________________________________________________________________________

Life in the First half of the century
• There was a massive rich/poor divide • 66% of the nation’s wealth was in 1% of the population’s hands • How do you think this affected leisure time?

Source A – Samuel Edwards born in 1894 May day was a big day in Penrhiwfer... It was a day off from work, one of the 12 you were allowed, without pay mind Source B – Bessie Higgs, daughter of a headmaster Before Mama died in 1918, we went for a month’s holiday every summer to an uncle who had a farm in Devon... We would cross by paddle steamer from Swansea to Llfracombe, then go by train to South Molton Road. Then uncle came with a pony and trap to meet us 1. Which source would have been the less well off? 2. Which quote supports the fact they are less well off? 3. Which quote supports that one of these sources is better off?

Wealthy leisured classes activities

A) Rich people enjoyed a day at the race such as at Ascot where they would enjoy champagne hampers B) Richer people would visit spa towns such as Llandudno or Margate and stay in hotels C) The leisured classes had large estates where they would invite their friends for parties and hunting D) Women were not expected to play sport unless it was of a genteel nature like croquet
• • • • • • Music halls Cheap sports like boxing Organised sports like football, cricket and rugby Churches and chapels Quoits and...