Bygone Kent

Bygone Kent
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Publisher Ian Allan
ISBN Number 9780711033900
Product Description
A full colour pictorial journey through the streets and landscapes of Kent revealing nostalgic and long-lost scenes on road, rail and sea. Over the past 60 years the urban landscape of Britain's towns and counties have changed almost beyond recognition. Large-scale redevelopment has transformed the face of high streets up and down the country, resulting in towering office blocks and large mall-style shopping centres. There has also been a vast increase in street furniture, most notably the colourful array of road signs which are now liberally sprinkled throughout towns, cities and countryside. There is now huge nostalgia for times gone by and a demand for photographs of lost scenes. Following the success of Bygone London and Bygone Surrey, Ian Allan Publishing are now delighted to publish Bygone Kent, which gives a beautiful pictorial record of past times in the 'garden of England.' Originating mainly from the 1960s, the photographs cover a broad selection of road, rail and maritime subjects around Westerham, Sittingbourne, Paddock Wood, Sheerness, Wateringbury, Tunbridge Wells, Folkestone and Hawkhurst. There are magnificent scenes of steam, diesel and electric-hauled trains of BR Southern Region, together with buses of East Kent, Maidstone & District and Maidstone Corporation. Maritime enthusiasts will also be delighted with some nostalgic scenes of the Woolwich Ferry and pleasure steamers and cross-Channel ferries sailing from Dover.
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