The author brings alive this now sleepy part of what was the industrial and maritime might of the north Kent coastline in Victorian times. He was Foreman Shipwright at White’s shipyard in Conyer, a locality about which his knowledge was unsurpassed. Here he weaves that history into a tale of a village, its inhabitants and the cement and brick-making enterprises that fed and sustained the creek-side wharves, tramways and sailing barges in Victorian times and beyond.
Drawings by Jeremy Nesham.
‘One of those books that once picked up keeps the reader’s attention from page one to the final leaf.’
‘Remarkable images of brick-making and barge-building transport the reader to our Victorian past.’
The Industrial Society
‘A book awash with images and evocative drawings – a classic of its kind.’
Traditional Boats & Tall Ships