17th September 2022
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Book Launch: Mayfair By The Sea - The Story of Westgate (Volume Two)
Meet Nick Evans as he signs copies of his new book Mayfair by the Sea - The Story of Westgate,
Nick grew up in Birchington in Kent. After a career in journalism in a range of writing, design and production roles, he is now running Bygone Publishing based in Whitstable.
He is the author of a popular series of books illustrating the development of Thanet's towns. The series has covered Broadstairs, Birchington, Cliftonville and Westgate-on-Sea so far. These books all feature contemporary photographs, postcards and cuttings. Many of these are from the Bill Evans Collection, which Nick is custodian of. Kind loans from the local community of ephemera collectors are featured too. Accompanying the images are lots of interesting facts and nostalgic stories gathered by Nick.
Nick's latest book
His book about Mayfair By The Sea - The Story of Westgate (Volume 2)
has been eagerly anticipated by Nick's followers. Volume One of this book was an immediate success and has sold out several times. Currently it is out of print, but we are hoping to have it back in stock in Westgate Galleria and online by Christmas.
Meet the author and book signing session
We are proud to host this opportunity for local readers to meet with Nick, who will sign any of his books purchased on the day. He will also talk about his research, what motivates him, and how he sourced the images used in his latest book.
There is no charge for attending this event.
Always interested in Kent’s social evolution, Nick has also written a number of other local history books. Most notably about Margate’s Dreamland amusement park and the East Kent Road Car Company. He has also ventured into motoring writing, with a book about the story of Britain’s petrol stations. He has another, about classic cars, in progress. We stock all of Nick’s books that are currently still in print at Westgate Galleria (and online).
How to get your copy if you can't make it to this event
We are currently taking pre-orders online