All Aboard! Thomas Cook's First Pioneers Abroad

Lectures & Tours
17 October 2021
13:30 - 16:30

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A lecture by Historian & Author, Susan Barton

All Aboard! Thomas Cook's First Pioneers Abroad

Amongst the rubble of a London bombsite, a tin box containing two volumes of a beautifully written and illustrated journal was discovered by chance. Research by historians revealed that the author was a young woman called Jemima Morrell whose journal gives a detailed account of Cook's first tour of Switzerland in 1863, the success of which laid the foundations for his holidays abroad and the growth of the international popular tourism business. Thanks to Miss Jemima, this Swiss tour was not only "personally conducted " but "personally documented ".

Susan Barton is an historian and author who lives in Leicester. She specialises in economic and social history, particularly the history of tourism. She has a PhD from De Montfort University where she is an honorary visiting research fellow although many of you will know her as a Leicester City councillor, supporting local communities.

Free event

Two times avaiable:

1.30pm & 3.30pm

Duration: 1 hour

Ticket booking is essential (free)

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