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Anthony Lane - Isle of Thanet - 9781445609225 - V9781445609225
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Isle of Thanet

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Description for Isle of Thanet Paperback. Covering Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate, The Isle of Thanet Through Time takes us on a journey into the last century of the area's history. Num Pages: 96 pages, 67 black & white illustrations, 119 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKESK; WQH; WQP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 235 x 166 x 9. Weight in Grams: 268.
Dependent originally on fishing and farming, Margate and Ramsgate benefited as limbs of the Cinque Ports during the Middle Ages, shipping grain to London and elsewhere. Growth was, however, slow until an interest in sea-bathing arose in the eighteenth century, when, to Margate's great benefit, Benjamin Beale invented the first bathing machine with a modesty hood. After that, hoys, paddle steamers and railways brought a stream of visitors that rapidly became a torrent. After the last war, easier foreign travel allowed people to bathe elsewhere, causing Margate to lose many hotels and other amenities. Mods and rockers did not reverse ... Read more

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Amberley Publishing
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Through Time
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Chalford, United Kingdom
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About Anthony Lane
A retired scientist with a passion for maritime history, Anthony Lane has written numerous books and articles about the Kent Coast and shipping in general, including Front Line Harbour, A History of the Port of Dover. His other subjects include Kent Shipwrecks and a history of light vessels. He is originally from Margate but now lives in Wiltshire.

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