History in Whitstable – Places and People
Geoffrey Pike and John Cann
Roman pots, a church tower, a fishing smack – these are some of the features used as points of discovery in ‘Places and People’. Text and line drawings are used to recreate changes in the Whitstable area from prehistoric to modern times.
Throughout, people are the focus. In earlier chapters patterns of life are described. For more recent times biographical accounts are possible: a hero’s return from the Boer War, a visit by Queen Mary, life in service during the 1920s, a fascist meeting in 1936, and many others.
This book will appeal both to the general reader with its narrative style, and to those particularly interested in a study of local history.