Topic collections, 1938-1965. TC 80, Leisure 1940-47


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  • Electronic reproduction of Mass-Observation Topic collection papers relating to leisure and pastimes. The collection contains reports, notes, observations, questionnaires and responses on attitudes to various leisure activities. The material covers 4 major surveys that asked about the likelihood of war, pubs, clubs, societies, religious practices, astrology, political allegiance, sporting activity and spectatorship, Pools, gambling, Sunday sport, world affairs, entertainment, reading, expenditure, newspaper readership. Biographical information about the respondents is included. Major leisure surveys were carried out in 1947 and 1948.


  • Mss., typescripts.
  • Title from Topic collections page (viewed 8 Apr. 2013)
  • Mass-Observation Archive, University of Sussex
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