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A History of the County of Essex - XI: Clacton, Walton and Frinton: North-East Essex Seaside Resorts

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From the 1820s the Essex seaside towns of Walton, and later Clacton and Frinton, were promoted as high-class residential and holiday resorts. After a slow start, hampered by poor communications and low demand, growth was stimulated by steam-ship companies which landed visitors on newly built piers in Walton and Clacton and by the railways that reached Walton in 1867, Clacton in 1882 and Frinton in 1888. The contemporary emphasis upon the health advantages of the seaside also led to the establishment of many convalescent ...

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A History of the County of Essex - XI: Clacton, Walton and Frinton: North-East Essex Seaside Resorts
2012, Victoria County History, London

ISBN-13: 9781904356394

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