A-Z of Bridlington
- Richard M. Jones
15th February 2024
The East Yorkshire town of Bridlington has over 1,000 years of history. Starting off as two smaller settlements, built around the medieval priory and the harbour, it was developed as a fashionable resort in the nineteenth century and had merged into one town by the early 1900s. Bridlington has seen its fair share of tragedies, triumphs, special events and royal visitors as well as being home to some unique stories and characters, from the award of the very first George Cross, the work of Lawrence of Arabia between the wars and bombing raids of the Second World War, to the Great Gale of 1871, the burning of the Royal Victoria Rooms in 1933, a visit by Queen Henrietta Maria and a lifeboat that goes back over 200 years.
In A–Z of Bridlington, author Richard M. Jones reveals the history behind Bridlington, its streets and buildings, industries and the people connected with the town. Alongside the famous historical connections, he includes some unusual characters, tucked-away places and unique events that are less well-known. Fully illustrated throughout, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in this coastal Yorkshire town.