Blakeney and Cley: Formerly a Port

This Was Formerly a Port Called Blakeney and Cley: Important Dates in the Maritime History of the Glaven Ports

Blakeney and Cley: Formerly a Port

£9.95

In stock

Description

In 1904, Kelly’s Directory for Norfolk described the area around the Glaven estuary as, “This was formerly a port called Blakeney and Cley”. Hidden behind this statement is the fascinating history of two north Norfolk medieval maritime powerhouses. This book looks at the key events that shaped the estuary’s rise to medieval trading prominence, its subsequent commercial decline and adaptation to tourist destination by the early 20th century.

For those that enjoy looking for physical remains of the past, the author provides a guide to locating the existing evidence in the area. Explorers of local history can discover stories of war, piracy, wrecks, dramatic rescues, enterprise and disaster hidden within the buildings, mounds and graveyards of this small stretch of north Norfolk coast.

Formerly a port called Blakeney and Cley
Click to view a sample from this book

About the author

Jonathan Hooton taught geography and environmental science for much of his career leading many fieldtrips to the north Norfolk Coast. Active in the Norwich Society, being Chairman of the Society from 2015-17, he is also a fully qualified City of Norwich Tour Guide where he
leads tours and gives talks. Among Jonathan’s other interests are folk music, Morris dancing, cricket and landscape history. He is married with two children and lives in Norwich

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Blakeney and Cley: Formerly a Port”

Your email address will not be published.

Related Titles

The Unique Life of a Ranger
The Unique Life of a Ranger
£16.99
Lost to the Sea
Lost to the Sea: Norfolk and Suffolk
£12.99
Wells in Pictures
Wells in Pictures: Then and Now
£9.95
Dinky Map Blakeney and Cley next the Sea
£3.99
Cley - Living with Memories of Greatness
£2.95
Blakeney - Have You Heard?
£2.95

You might also like ...

The Locked Room by Elly Griffiths

The Locked Room - Elly Griffiths

Elly Griffiths

£8.99

The Unique Life of a Ranger

The Unique Life of a Ranger

Ajay Tegala

£16.99

Samuel Pepys and the Strange Wrecking of the Gloucester

Samuel Pepys and the Strange Wrecking of the Gloucester

Nigel Pickford

£20.00

King's Lynn and the German Hanse

King's Lynn and The German Hanse 1250 – 1550

Paul Richards

£10.95

The Toll-houses of Norfolk

The Toll-houses of Norfolk

Patrick Taylor

£3.99

The Night Hawks Elly Griffiths

The Night Hawks - Elly Griffiths

Elly Griffiths

£8.99

The Lantern Men

The Lantern Men - Elly Griffiths

Elly Griffiths

£8.99

Historic Norfolk from the Air

Historic Norfolk From The Air

Mike Page, Pauline Young

£16.99

About The Author

Frances and Michael Holmes

We love living in Norwich and not only enjoy researching and documenting projects but also being able to share our work. We are the first to admit that we are more “enthusiasts” than historians and although we set ourselves high standards, we believe that such activity should be fun. As a team we can each work to our strengths which allows us to present our work in a variety of media: books, websites, presentations and film.

Michael has lived in Norwich all of his life, Frances arrived in 1983 for a year but could never find a good enough reason to leave! After a career in IT, Michael is the techie whilst Frances’ background, involving links with both the corporate and voluntary sectors, is used to good effect in organising and researching. We particularly enjoy meeting and working with a huge range of people from many different backgrounds and helping to preserve and promote Norwich’s rich heritage.

By the same author

We have no other books listed by this author.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.  Find out more.