Southend Through Time

Southend Through Time

Southend History Tour

Southend History Tour

Wickford & Around Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th February 2011

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations190

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Wickford and the surrounding areas have changed and developed over the last century.
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Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781848689121

The name Wickford is of Saxon origin, Wick meaning a winding river and Ford being a shallow river crossing. For many years this sleepy market town lay dormant, like a seed waiting spring. Spring arrived in the 1970s with the building of the Willows, establishing itself during the following decade with the opening of Ladygate, the Wickford bypass and the rebuilding of the east side of the High Street opposite Halls Corner. Such development has perhaps eroded some of Wickford's character as seen in old photographs, but this has been replaced by a sense of dynamism afforded by a growing commuter town. Its surrounding area has changed too, but less so in comparison, remaining in the most part rural. This lavishly illustrated book gives the reader the opportunity to travel through time, drawing comparisons between how it is now, and how it used to be.

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