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Frinton Past
Author: Stan Jarvis
ISBN: 0 86025 494 1

A coastal parish that history ignored until the coming of the railway, when a fashionable watering place was established. Romans, Saxons, and Normans made their mark and colourful local incidents occurred, but the outside world hardly noticed the village until a Martello Tower was built to frighten off Napoleon. In the 1880s development started to transform the area into today’s resort.

The railway, the hotels, the shops, the estates, and the private dwellings are examined; the tennis, golf, and cricket clubs are recorded; the impact of two World Wars is assessed; and local government of the area is noted. Over 50 photographs and maps illustrate the history of the most select seaside town in England from its earliest beginnings until 1950.

144 pages, 58 photographs, 6 line illustrations, 4 maps

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