Historical approaches to seaside heritage...

Historical approaches to seaside heritage in relation to the resort areas in the Tendring District of North Essex

This document has been produced as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Essex County Council funded development phase for the ‘Resorting to the Coast’ Project. The project is exploring and interpreting the unique seaside and resort heritage of the Tendring Coastal Towns through a wide range of activities, events, programmes and exhibitions. The towns covered by the project are Harwich/Dovercourt, Frinton, Walton-on-the-Naze, Clacton and Jaywick.

This report will give a critical overview of the relevant secondary sources in order to identify key works in the field and to signpost further contextual reference. It will then discuss the findings of more recent research and, rather than reiterating existing studies, consider areas that have been under represented in recent academic works. The recently published Volume XI of the Victoria County History of Essex covers the resorts of north east Essex, and provides a substantial, well-researched and comprehensive study of the subject matter; this document, therefore, should complement and add some further detail to what can be readily gleaned from this publication and those detailed within it.

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