The High Street, Southend-on-Sea, by Carol Edwards
Published privately by the author in 2016, 124 pages. (N6471)
From the rear side cover: Once fields owned by Daniel Scratton (sometimes known as Whitegate Road and Broadway) developed after the Royal Hotel was built in 1792. In the early days it was the individual shoemaker, baker, butcher and tailor who set up shop. By the Edwardian period names more familiar to us began to appear, Brightwells, Ravens, Garons, Keddies and Dixons. Public houses such as The London, Hotel Victoria and Middleton were built. With the changing times came the cinema, trains and buses. This book tells the story of many of the families who helped create the history of what we know today as Southend High Street...
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 small price sticker on the rear side cover