By Steamer to the Kent Coast by Andrew Gladwell

By Andrew Gladwell

From the 1840s, with the improvement of steamships, there has been a requirement for day journeys to the coast. cities alongside the Thames and at the Essex and Kent coasts benefitted from the inflow of trippers. a variety of businesses, comparable to the Eagle and Belle steamers and the recent Medway Steam Packet Co., catered for this vacationer site visitors. cities resembling Margate, Ramsgate, Herne Bay and Deal grew at the earnings made of the excursionists. Andrew Gladwell follows up his by way of Steamer to the Essex Coast and appears on the hotels of Kent and the excitement steamers that when sailed there. Steamers reminiscent of the Crested Eagle, Royal Daffodil, Medway Queen and, even at the present time, the Waverley and Balmoral, have been as soon as a typical sight on the piers and jetties of Kentish motels. taking a look at either the inns themselves and the ships that plied there, Andrew Gladwell offers us a flavour of delight steamer day journeys of a bygone era.

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