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Wickford & Around Through Time David C. Rayment

Wickford & Around Through Time By David C. Rayment

Wickford & Around Through Time by David C. Rayment


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Summary

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Wickford and the surrounding areas have changed and developed over the last century.

Wickford & Around Through Time Summary

Wickford & Around Through Time by David C. Rayment

The name Wickford is of Saxon origin, Wick meaning a winding river and Ford being a shallow river crossing. For many years this sleepy market town lay dormant, like a seed waiting spring. Spring arrived in the 1970s with the building of the Willows, establishing itself during the following decade with the opening of Ladygate, the Wickford bypass and the rebuilding of the east side of the High Street opposite Halls Corner. Such development has perhaps eroded some of Wickford's character as seen in old photographs, but this has been replaced by a sense of dynamism afforded by a growing commuter town. Its surrounding area has changed too, but less so in comparison, remaining in the most part rural. This lavishly illustrated book gives the reader the opportunity to travel through time, drawing comparisons between how it is now, and how it used to be.

About David C. Rayment

David C. Rayment is a local history author who lives in Essex. He has written several books for Amberley Publishing on Wickford and Southend.

Additional information

GOR006532703
9781848689121
1848689128
Wickford & Around Through Time by David C. Rayment
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
20110215
96
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