Reflections of Bognor Regis

Reflections of Bognor Regis

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Bognor Regis is today a thriving but relaxing seaside resort. Illustrated with over 200 images this fascinating book depicts the growth and changes to the town and its surrounding villages from its earliest origins up to the 1970s.
Bognor was founded in 1787 by Sir Richard Hotham who was looking for an area for his retirement. His legacy lives on in the town where he was instrumental in the development of splendid Georgian buildings. King George V bestowed the name Regis to the town when he convalesced there in 1929 as recognition of the ambience, facilities and general well-being he enjoyed in and around the area. As well as having one of the oldest piers in Britain the town is known for Billy Butlin and the impact he made to bring bucket-lads of holiday makers to the resort.
Visitors and residents old and new will take equal pleasure in reading this book at leisure, looking at the people and the buildings over the centuries that have made Bognor Regis what it is today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 165 x 235 x 10mm | 310g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • c. 200
  • 0752442996
  • 9780752442990
  • 1,414,751

About Sylvia Endacott

This is the authors' first joint publication. Sylvia has provided historical talks in the area since 1981 and written weekly articles in the Bognor Regis Observer since 1999. Shirley has been involved in local history research and produced a wide range of excellent exhibitions and displays at various events. For three years from 2003 to 2005, they were the organisers of the 'Festival of Local History' which encouraged an awareness and interest in local history.
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