The Jurassic Coast Britain's Heritage Coast

The Jurassic Coast Britain's Heritage Coast

Lancashire Coast Through Time

Lancashire Coast Through Time

The Kent Coast Gravesend to Margate Through Time

Gravesend to Margate Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th June 2014

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the Kent Coast has changed and developed over the last century
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ISBN
9781445639963

Besides having a fascinating geology, the North Kent Coast bears the marks of most periods of our history. The Romans built their fort at Reculver, and the abbey that later occupied that site had direct links with Canterbury Cathedral. The Dutch raided Queenborough and Sheerness in 1667; there was the famous Mutiny at the Nore in 1797; and prisoners were kept in wooden hulks at Sheerness from various other conflicts after that. The offshore waters were known to almost every sailor in the maritime hall of fame.


Sir Francis Drake, Sebastian Cabot, Lord Nelson, Sir John Franklin and others all sailed from London or Chatham. Commencing at Gravesend, this book makes a journey, sometimes over water, but also across the marshes and through the harbours, villages and industrial estates that constitute maritime Kent, to eventually arrive at Margate, reflecting on the many changes that have occurred over the last hundred years.

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