Dr. Kathryn Ferry, Seaside Historian & Author

Kathryn Ferry is a historian who loves to be beside the seaside. She studied at Cambridge University for a PhD in Victorian architectural history and, since falling in love with beach huts, has become a leading expert on the buildings and traditions of the Great British seaside holiday. As well as books on this subject she has published on Victorian homes, 1950s kitchens and the little-known history of bungalows. Following her book on holiday camps she was commissioned to write the official history of Butlin’s. She is a well respected lecturer and frequently contributes to television and radio programmes.