Colyton & Seaton, by Ted Gosling
Published by Nonsuch in 2007, 160 pages. Undersize paperback (16.5cm by 12.5cm) (N6783)
Brand New Book
From the rear cover: Ted Gosling has gathered together a collection of over 250 photographs of the East Devon towns of Colyton and Seaton, together with the surrounding villages. These well-chosen pictures create a vivid visual impression of a period at once familiar and remote. Views of the streets and buildings are juxtaposed with images of its people to create a fascinating record, not only of the physical development of Colyton and Seaton, but also of changes in costume and custom, transport and trading, sport and entertainment. We revisit the period when cattle markets were held in the centre of Colyton, and when the beaches at Seaton and Beer were populated by fishermen. There are glimpses too of the celebrations that took place on royal occasions, and the impact of the two world wars on the area. This book will evoke nostalgic memories for many, and will give pleasure to everyone who loves Colyton and Seaton.