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Title: 20th Century Britain

20th Century Britain
  • Mr. Murphy

Edwardian Era King Edward VII (1901-1910)
  • Edwardian style up to 1914
  • Effects of industrialisation beginning to benefit
    many peoples lives
  • More affluent society
  • Sport becoming more accessible
  • Sport becoming more organised
  • Local and regionalgtnational and international

Social Consequences of World War I (1914-18) for
Sport and Recreation
  • Women Took over many mens jobs during WWI
  • Dance halls and cinema an escape
  • More independent and confident
  • Working class women still most restricted

Women contd
  • Establishment of Womens League of Health and
    Beauty (1930)
  • Increase in physical activity
  • Based on a system of exercises structured to suit
    different needs and abilities
  • Health related exercise, after-work classes
  • Public displays to music

WWI Social Consequences
  • Anti-militarism - Did not want to see global
    conflict again
  • Wanted to build a new country
  • Recreation opportunities continued to increase,
    particularly for the working classes
  • Changing views of children reflected in
    syllabuses in state schools
  • More informal than drill accounting for stages
    of development
  • More fun and interactive

WWI Social Consequences
  • Entertainment Cinema as main meeting place
  • Wireless widespread
  • Motorcar trade
  • Seaside reports more popular paid holidays
    (legal 1938)
  • Before WWI holidays, late 1930s paid
  • OAA increased popularity - Scouts

WWII Social Consequences
  • Commercialisation Increase in wages, TV sets
    massive influence on participation
  • Decline in attendances, major events watched on
  • Development of sports into multi-million pound
    industries less reliant on gate receipts
  • Need to win maintained became more lucrative

  • Copy the table on p.174 in your text book. Know
    at least 3/4 points form each era.
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