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Clacton on Sea, Essex
Clacton on Sea, Essex
Clacton on Sea, Essex
Images of England Series

Clacton on Sea, Essex

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Are you a family member or an ancestor in one of the 100's of pictures?

Clacton on Sea's motto, Lux, Salubritas, Felicitas (Light, Health and Happiness), sums up the main reason for the town’s existence. Born in 1871, the brainchild of Victorian entrepreneur Peter Bruff, it was created from nothing to become one of the "country’s leading seaside resorts.  Its name derives from the ancient farming village of Great Clacton, about a mile inland from the then-desolate area known as Clacton Beach. With a short acknowledgement‘ to its other village, this book deals mainly with the growth of its lusty offspring from its earliest days to its height as a seaside resort in the 1920's to the 1970's.
The photographer has charted every aspect of Clacton's history because the entire history of Clacton-on-Sea occurred during the lifetime of the camera. This book brings together an exceptional selection of photographs, the great majority being
published For the first time, to illustrate that‘ history. All aspects of the town are here: its streets, its shops, its beach, the Pier, its entertainers, the events that shaped it, and the people who moulded it. All are recorded in this compelling photographic record, which is certain to evoke many memories for older residents and land visitors while at the same time conjuring up the past for those new to the area and those visiting for the first time. 
The illustrations in this hook are drawn mainly from the author’s own collection, from those of the Clacton & District Local History Society, of which he is the Chairman, and from the archives of Tendring District Council.
Publisher: Tempus Publishing Limited (2000) Paperback: 128 pages
The Book is in very good condition and will enhance any collection

Are you a family member or an ancestor in one of the 100's of pictures?

Clacton on Sea's motto, Lux, Salubritas, Felicitas (Light, Health and Happiness), sums up the main reason for the town’s existence. Born in 1871, the brainchild of Victorian entrepreneur Peter Bruff, it was created from nothing to become one of the "country’s leading seaside resorts.  Its name derives from the ancient farming village of Great Clacton, about a mile inland from the then-desolate area known as Clacton Beach. With a short acknowledgement‘ to its other village, this book deals mainly with the growth of its lusty offspring from its earliest days to its height as a seaside resort in the 1920's to the 1970's.
The photographer has charted every aspect of Clacton's history because the entire history of Clacton-on-Sea occurred during the lifetime of the camera. This book brings together an exceptional selection of photographs, the great majority being
published For the first time, to illustrate that‘ history. All aspects of the town are here: its streets, its shops, its beach, the Pier, its entertainers, the events that shaped it, and the people who moulded it. All are recorded in this compelling photographic record, which is certain to evoke many memories for older residents and land visitors while at the same time conjuring up the past for those new to the area and those visiting for the first time. 
The illustrations in this hook are drawn mainly from the author’s own collection, from those of the Clacton & District Local History Society, of which he is the Chairman, and from the archives of Tendring District Council.
Publisher: Tempus Publishing Limited (2000) Paperback: 128 pages
The Book is in very good condition and will enhance any collection


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