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Does Bridlington fit the pattern of a typical seaside resort?"

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Introduction Bridlington is a popular seaside resort that is on the North East coast of England (see map 2) with a population of around 30000. Adjacent settlements (see Map 1) to Bridlington are Malton, which is around 5 miles to the West, Driffield that is 2 1/2 miles to the South West, Harpham is 10 miles to the south east, Sewerby is just 3 miles in the North East and Westow to the West is 35 miles. Bridlington is well known for it's fabulous beaches and promenades that are a wash with visitors who come to enjoy the reasonably good weather. Bridlington has a big tertiary industry which means that there are many people employed in the local shops and services such as tourist information. As well as a very visible tertiary industry there is also primary industry because Bridlington has a harbour where a lot of fishing takes place. Seaside resorts began to develop in the late 18th century this is when wealthy people would come to bathe in the sea for health reasons. From the mid to late 19th century when railways were built and some paid holidays were allowed northern resorts like Blackpool began to grow rapidly. Tin the early 20th century many visitors were allowed to stay longer so as a result many cheap guesthouses and board houses were built. ...read more.

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The pull factors for the elderly to Bridlington would be the scenery and maybe people trying to escape the congestion of urban life to a more calm life. Bridlington is also very flat so many old people in wheelchairs will have good mobility. Conversely if Bridlington is quite busy, which is what I am testing in hypothesis one could mean few people over the age of 60 because old people generally like to go on holiday to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. A big factor that effects the percentage of old people when we go is because it is Summer lots of pensioners will be free to move about but, however, if we went in winter I would expect for there to be a big change in this percentage because old people won't be want to go outside or go to the seaside as it will be fairly cold. Hypothesis 3 The last mini hypothesis I will be testing is "Bridlington has a good quality appearance of the CBD/HBD". This means that the town centre where the shops are and the tourist area where the guesthouses, hotels, board houses and amusements are stand out and look pleasant. I think this hypothesis will be true because as Bridlington is a seaside resort tourism is important in bringing in funds that can be invested back into Bridlington in making it look good by improving shop faces in the CBD (central Business District) ...read more.

Conclusion

on the environmental assessments, as I explained in my analysis a mark of 30+ is classed as a high mark. Also from the results on the questionnaire, I asked if people thought that the HBD was attractive when spotted and 13/20 people (65%) answered yes. This hypothesis is true as the evidence above clearly shows and therefore I can accept it. "Bridlington has a high percentage of old retired people" To prove this hypothesis I have the following evidence, from the class pedestrian count that was carried out twice once in the morning and again in the afternoon, both set of results showed that the most amounts of people fell into the 60+ categories. My photos reinforce this evidence as they show elderly people sunbathing enjoying the nice weather and also another old lady is shown walking. Some of the reasons behind why elderly people are attracted to Bridlington are that because Bridlington has a gentle relief it allows good mobility for old people and another reason is that Bridlington has many attractions for the elderly that include Bingo hall, a bowling green and a theatre. This hypothesis is true as the evidence shows above therefore I can accept it. My findings from all three of the mini hypotheses that clearly showed that I could accept them, tell me that the main hypothesis of "Bridlington fits the pattern of a typical seaside resort" is correct. ...read more.

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