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