All On The Road To Brighton part 05
Composer: Pelissier, H G
It was during the 19th Century that Brighton's association with seaside amusements and its 'kiss me quick' tradition became firmly established in the nation's consciousness. The building of the railways encouraged city dwellers to travel to the coast for fresh air and recreation. Large hotels and terraces were built to accommodate the new holiday-makers. When Queen Victoria came to the throne in the 19th century, she didn't like Brighton's frivolous and decadent atmosphere and so she rarely visited the town. Music Hall audiences enjoyed songs about holiday resorts, as they reminded them of their own holidays and leisure activities.