In the intriguing collection of old images of Harwich and Dovercourt, the borough is evocatively recreated in over 200 photographs, postcards and engravings, many of which come from private collections and have not been published before.
This collection gives an insight into the everyday life of the people who have shaped the history of this north-east Essex peninsula. From the early beginnings of the borough, in the Middle Ages, Harwich and Dovercourt has provided a refuge from the harsh easterly winds, whilst also promoting the area as a prosperous commercial centre.
Through developments in town planning during the twentieth century and the reshaping of the harbour to this day, the borough of Harwich and Dovercourt continues to adapt to these changes.
Images of boats and barges docked in the harbour are preserved in this volume alongside street scenes of Harwich's many winding alleys and small yards.
This book is a valuable pictorial history of this vibrant coastal area which will delight those who have visited the area for recreational or commercial purposes and evoke memories of times past for those who have lived through the daily experiences here.