The New Town On The Cliffs - The Story of Cliftonville by local author Nick Evans.
Following on from the very successful first volume this book continues the story of Cliftonville, with a special focus on Butlin's.
Cliftonville grew out of the East Kent coast resort of Margate in the 1860's to cater for affluent Victorian visitors who sought luxury holidays without having to mingle with the lower orders.
Some of the smartest hotels along the south coast were built on Cliftonville's foreshore while, nearby, new shops were only to happy to meet all the needs of a cultured clientele.
The years immediately after the Second World War saw Cliftonville become a successful haven of the bucket and spade holiday - the larger hotels were snapped up by Butlin's while scores of guest houses proliferated close to the seafront. Independent businesses dominated the centre of town.
This volume charts Cliftonville's fortunes since the Second World War using nearly 200 contemporary photographs and postcards.
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