Established in the twelfth century as part of the pilgrim route used to reach Thomas a Becket's tomb, Brentwood has evolved into a town with its own personality and unique spirit.
Using historical records, interviews with a range of local citizens and a wealth of photographic material, this book explores various aspects of Brentwood's past, from trade and industry to religion and entertainment.
The history of the town reveals many interesting stories, such as the time when the women of the town locked themselves in the ancient chapel, defying the local squire who wished to close it down. Also including `A Year in the Life of Brentwood', detailing the town's most important events such as the Strawberry Fair, the Half Marathon and the Christmas Street Fair, this volume has been written for the residents of a vibrant town building on its past to create a dynamic future.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/2010
- Category: Local history
- ISBN: 9780752453484