Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Through Time

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Through Time

The Lambton Worm

The Lambton Worm

Kent's Seaside Resorts Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th October 2012

Book FormatPaperback





This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the developments of the typical seaside resort from its inception in the eighteenth century through to its heyday
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Kent has one of the longest coastlines in Britain and was at the forefront of the growth of the British seaside industry from the eighteenth century onwards when sea bathing became fashionable. The Kent coast is within relatively easy access of London, so a day trip to the coast became a great attraction for fashionable Londoners. For the most part, transport to these fashionable new resorts was by ship but as some resorts did not have a harbour there was a problem getting passengers ashore.By the mid-nineteenth century the piers had become the most fashionable place to promenade in town. They quickly evolved into attractions in their own right with ornate pavilions containing all sorts of amusements as well as tearooms. Iconic emblems of the seaside experience and unique attractions, the new seaside resorts fiercely contested to have the best showpiece pleasure pier.

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