Sittingbourne Through Time Revised Edition

Sittingbourne Through Time Revised Edition

Canterbury Pubs

Canterbury Pubs

Broadstairs Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th September 2015

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

Newest addition to the popular Through Time series, focusing on the quintessentially Kentish seaside town of Broadstairs. Depicting scenes old and new, the book takes the reader on a journey through the changed streets and buildings and on to the beach.
RRP: £15.99 Online Price £14.39
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445650012

Broadstairs is rightly known as ‘the jewel in Thanet’s crown’. This most easterly, quintessentially English seaside resort exudes much charm. Its sandy beaches provide wonderful opportunities for family bathing. Late Regency and more predominantly Victorian or Edwardian buildings reflect growth following railway expansion. Historically, the town’s name was linked to broad stairs which were cut into steep cliffs above its shoreline, leading to an ancient religious shrine.


A fishing village with smuggling activities is all that existed in Georgian times. By 1815 it was here that the exultant news of victory at Waterloo first reached our country. Later in the nineteenth century Charles Dickens frequented the borough. There are two museums relating to his life and great works. Festivals marking his visits along with food fêtes enliven summer gaiety. All these vivid scenes are pictured within this collection of scenes, past and present. They are a colourful illustration of how time has kindly preserved and simply enhanced this Kentish gem.

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