Cleethorpes: The Creation of a Seaside Resort Hardback
by Alan Dowling
Cleethorpes was originally three small farming and fishing hamlets on the Lincolnshire coast, which later combined and eventually developed into a thriving seaside resort.
This book examines the early history of the hamlets, and the reader is taken on a journey through their years as a quiet bathing place, when transport posed difficulties to potential holidaymakers.
The railway revolutionised Cleethorpes, making it a favourite venue for the inhabitants of nearby manufacturing districts.
The railway company became Cleethorpes' leading developer, creating a bustling Victorian resort.
In the 20th century the Cleethorpes municipal authority superseded the railway company as resort developer, carrying out an enterprising programme of resort expansion.
The author describes the resort's attractions, which in its heyday lured multitudes of visitors.
In later decades, Cleethorpes's trade fluctuated dramatically, but there are promising signs of an up-turn in the resort's prospects as it enters the 21st century.
Thoroughly researched, and beautifully illustrated, Cleethorpes: The Creation of a Seaside Resort is essential reading for residents and visitors alike
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/12/2005
- Category: Local history
- ISBN: 9781860773433