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A History of Southend By Ian Yearsley

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A History of Southend by Ian Yearsley

SOUTHEND has a complex and surprisingly interesting history. From 18th-century origins as the `South End' of Prittlewell Parish, it has grown over 300 years to swallow up six separate parishes: Prittlewell, Southchurch, Leigh, Eastwood,North Shoebury and South Shoebury. The town and wider borough are both now known as `Southend'. Starting in the Stone Age, it ends in the modern Information Age, covering all points in between. The story of its evolution as a seaside resort, a commuter town and a regional shopping ventre is unterwoven with a multitude of amusing, intriguing and impressive events, incidents and achievements in this very readable narrative. Southend has been unfairly maligned as `lacking much history'. This new book successfully demolishes that suggestion, revealing a wealth of interest in the town and its past - from Prittlewell's Saxon origins to its important role in two world wars. It will be warmly welcomed throughout Essex.

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About Ian Yearsley


Ian Yearsley is the author of Rayleigh: A History.

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GOR009503854
A History of Southend by Ian Yearsley
Ian Yearsley
Used - Like New
Paperback
The History Press Ltd
2010-10-01
160
1860776450
9781860776458
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