The Beachmen.

HIGGINS, DAVID.

£20.00

Publisher

Terence Dalton Limited.

Place

Lavenham

Date

1987

Synopsis

The story of the salvagers of the east anglian coast.

Item Description

4to. 7 x 9.25 inches. ix + [i] + 270 pp. illustrated with maps and photos. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt in dust wrapper. Map endpaper. A fine copy. Illustrated throughout with photographs, plans, facsimiles, etc. Account of the beach companies of the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts who made a living salvaging wrecked vessels and their cargoes, for which they drove a hard bargain, but also manned the lifeboats. The appendix lists the beach company vessels. Although about East Anglia the feats of heroism of the Beachmen and their lifestyle was much the same as the 'Heroes of the Goodwins' and the comparison is interesting.

[Stock No. 27337]

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