Dr Paul Rennie: A talk on Seaside Therapies

For most of history the seaside has, at least in Britain, been more-or-less deserted. It was only in the 18C that coastal towns began to develop as therapeutic resorts. The activities associated with well-being were quickly extended beyond sea-bathing and resorts began to develop a range of complementary activities based around sunshine, fresh air, exercise, food and fun. Dr Paul Rennie described the historical development of these complementary therapies in relation to the British seaside resort.