Holiday camps declined with cheap overseas travel but are now making an unlikely comeback. Goodnight Campers! captures the memories of the glory years when holiday camps offered a promise of freedom, health, family fun and an enticing hint of romance. Dennis Hardy brings the story up to date.
Colin Ward is the author of over thirty books on utopian history and unofficial uses of the countryside. He died in 2010, resulting in obituaries in every single broadsheet and specialist journals ranging from architecture to transport.
Dennis Hardy is Professor of Utopian History at Middlesex University. Together with Colin Ward he has written Arcadia for All: the legacy of a makeshift landscape. His other books include Alternative Communities in Nineteenth-Century England; Utopian England and books on the New Towns.