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Deal - Sad Smuggling Town

‘DEAL - SAD SMUGGLING TOWN’ is a popular history that combines modern research with readability. The story of this charming seaside Georgian town is treated thematically and fascinating landmarks which are examined in detail include the maritime churches, time ball tower, windmills, railways, piers, and Henry VIII ‘s formidable three castles 'which keep the Downs'.

As the title suggests, the nocturnal activities of the ‘gentlemen’ involved in the notorious ‘Wicked Trade’ since Deal was regarded as the centre of smuggling during the Napoleonic Wars. Dramatic events are placed in their national context so that the book is an important handbook for both the casual visitor and local resident.

Deal - Sad Smuggling Town, Gregory Holyoake

ISBN/Cat.No: 978 185770 2468
Publisher: SB Publications
Published: 14/12/2001
Pages: 144

Price: £13.95

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Deal - All in the Downs, Gregory Holyoake

ISBN/Cat.No: 978 185770 3429
Publisher: SB Publications
Published: 30/10/2008
Pages: 322

Price: £15.95

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Deal - All in the Downs

Deal – All in the Downs is a maritime history of this famous port on the south-east coast of Kent. The Downs was once the most important anchorage in the world and this book explores the many facets of its intriguing history. It presents a microcosm of the world of shipping and among its pages appear convicts and cannibals, duellists and deserters, preachers and pirates, spies and smugglers, monarchs and mutineers.

There are chapters on some of its most celebrated residents including William Turner, the marine artist, and Elizabeth Carter, the Georgian bluestocking. It is profusely illustrated with the author’s collection of 19th century engravings and photographs collected from national libraries and museums.


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