Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, by Carol Edwards
Published privately by the author, 94 pages. (N7167X1)
From the rear side cover: Following the construction of the Queens Hotel near Westcliff train station in 1899, the development of Hamlet Court Road was soon urbanised with large impressive Edwardian houses. Many of the residents were commuters to London. It soon became obvious there was a need to provide every day amenities from groceries to ladies and gentlemen’s clothing. Barbers, hairdressers, and in the 1900s names now well known, such as Barclays Bank, Havens, Smerdons, Garons and R A Jones. There were so many less well known names who contributed to the success of the road. Some of the beautiful architecture reminds us of Hamlet Courts wonderful history.
The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Please note, there is a price printed and a small price sticker, both on the rear side cover