Sussex Coast Through Time by Douglas d’Enno is a fascinating selection of annotated photographs which traces some of the many ways in which the Sussex coast has changed and developed over the last century.
The publication, which follows Douglas’s previous book, Rottingdean Through Time, contains some stunning photographs, is the first volume to depict this extraordinary coastline from a social history perspective.
Many of the rare early images and their modern counterparts, including a section on Rottingdean, have never been published in any book. They record, among many other sights, vanished landscapes, buildings and lost transport systems. The aim of d’Enno’s compilation has been to inform and entertain the reader using unusual and often strikingly contrasting pictures of this unique county. In nearly all cases the views, largely Edwardian and occasionally Victorian, are of locations on the shoreline or never more than a few hundred yards from it.
This is a visual treat for anyone – general readers, walkers, social history devotees and others – wishing to know more about the multifaceted coastline of Sussex in all its spectacular variety.
Sussex Coast Through Time is produced by Amberley Publishing and available from The Grange, Rottingdean, and other retailers locally.