Hythe Through Time, by Martin Easdown and Linda Sage

Hythe Through Time, by Martin Easdown and Linda Sage
Published by Amberley in 2010, 96 pages. Paperback (N6860X1)

Brand New Book

From the rear side cover: Hythe is situated on the south-east coast of Kent, just 25 miles or so from France. One of the famous Cinque Ports, Hythe also became a popular seaside resort in the Edwardian era, providing fetes, fairs, donkey derbies, and bathing huts for its many visitors. Like all settlements, Hythe has had to alter and change, but unlike many, it has managed to retain its charm as a small English town steeped in history. Hythe continued to flourish in the interwar years, being advertised as the 'Pride of Kent' by the Southern Railway. After the Second World War, visitor numbers declined and redevelopment inevitably occurred, but Hythe still remains a pleasant place to visit and live. A photograph captures a moment in time, and this book, as well as providing a depiction of Hythe's fascinating history, is also a record of the town in the year 2010.

The book will delight anyone who has lived or grown up in Hythe, as well as people with a more general interest in the social history of this part of Kent and beyond...