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Books by Douglas D'Enno

  • Saltdean From Old Photographs

    Douglas D'Enno

    Product Code: BQYRR
    Paperback
    The East Sussex residential area of Saltdean, next door to Brighton, is best known for its Art Deco Lido and other modern-style buildings of the interwar era. The resort area was built on open farmland below the South Downs in the 1920s and alongside the Lido, which not only included an open-air swimming pool but also a public library and other community buildings, many of its other buildings were also built in various modern styles of the era including the former Grand Ocean Hotel in 'ocean liner' style and others influenced by Bauhaus, Cubist or Spanish architectural styles. In this book author Douglas d'Enno traces the changing face of Saltdean over the course of its near-100-year history through period photographs, starting with a survey of the downland on which it was built, its early buildings and first visitors which led to the establishment of the resort in the 1920s and 1930s. Alongside the development of Saltdean as a leisure resort, modern housing was drawing in new residents before the Second War. The development of Saltdean was halted during the war but continued to expand in the 1950s and 1960s as the infrastructure of schools, shops, churches etc was built for the community. In later years, when the number of visitors declined. the Lido closed but the book also includes recent developments and events in Saltdean, particularly the restoration and reopening of the Lido. This fascinating collection of images will be of interest to those who know Saltdean and this corner of the East Sussex coast alongside Brighton.
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  • Sussex Railway Stations Through Time

    Douglas D'Enno

    Product Code: AUPRD
    Paperback
    It was in 1841 that the London & Brighton Railway constructed the line from Norwood (linking with the London & Croydon Railway) to the coast. The lines built between 1841 and 1868 formed a comprehensive county-wide network, extending from Three Bridges to Midhurst and Chichester in the west and (via the South Eastern Railway) from Tunbridge Wells to Bexhill, thence to Rye, in the east. The county's coastal stations yield their own interesting story. Apart from the stations on main routes, those on branch lines and wayside halts are also included. In this book, Douglas D'Enno explores the absorbing and sometimes colourful story of one county's railway stations. The older photographs feature early postcards and carefully-selected images from railway archives and publications. When juxtaposed with their present-day equivalents, the extent of change (if any) in these facilities for rail passengers can be fully appreciated.
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  • Sussex Through Time

    Douglas D'Enno

    Product Code: AHVFT
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    This companion volume to Sussex Coast Through Time is unique in being the first 'then and now' book to portray the numerous and diverse communities of East and West Sussex through rich sepia and stunning colour images. Most of the early pictures have never previously been published and include a number of rarities that can only now be widely enjoyed. Far from simply depicting street scenes, the focus occasionally shifts, with suitable background, to an event, a group of buildings or perhaps even simply a shop or house to illustrate local change - for better or worse - down the years. Sussex Through Time is an important addition to the literature on Sussex and forms a valuable and long-awaited comparative record of most of the settlements lying within this extensive county.
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