Alan Sutton, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, Reprint
white titles spine; "with the advent of cheap photography in the 1850s 'artistic. photographers' arrived and setup businesses in Hastings. Ordinary people were at long last able to have their likenesses taken. This book tells the story of Hastings and its inhabitants in photographs from the middle of the Victorian period until the onset of the Second World War. The author. Pamela Haines, is a native of the town. She has a wide local knowledge and is well-known for her slide talks on Victorian topics. Victorian Hastings was vital, noisy and successful. However, by Edwardian times there was widespread local poverty and this inspired Robert Tressell to depict Hastings as Mugsborough in the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. Between the two World Wars there were many new developments; an enlarged and extended sea front, the White Rock Pavilion, a Bathing Pool built to Olympic standards and a new hospital. This book shows, in old photographs, glimpses of the dally lives of the people of Hastings, as well as the attractions on offer to visitors to the town through the years."; small mark to top of pre-title page (coffee drip?); 160 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Topography Great Britain; Photography; East Sussex; England; 19th century; History. ISBN: 086299621X. ISBN/EAN: 9780862996215. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: TOP00150.