The leisure lives of deaf people in north-west England, 1945-1995
in Deafness, community and culture in Britain
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This chapter provides a detailed analysis of communal deaf social life in post-war north-west England. The most common and popular forms of leisure, entertainment and sporting activity are identified, together with local variations with north-west England and changes that occurred during the fifty years covered by this research. The chapter emphasises the centrality of deaf club activities in the life of the deaf community, with particular attention paid to shared holidays and trips and the ways in which certain sports had a communal significance that went far beyond the sporting events themselves.

Deafness, community and culture in Britain

Leisure and cohesion, 1945-1995

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