Rayleigh a History gives a full chronological timeline of Rayleigh from the arrival of stone-age man to the modern commuter and market town it is today.
The detailed research sheds light on several periods that had been poorly documented especially the first half of the 20th century.
This attractive book includes a wide selection of splendid and previously unpublished illustrations.
In 1884, Rayleigh was a small agricultural village with a population of just over 1000. There was no A127 or railway station. When the railway arrived it was a catalyst for change. The town prospered and rapid development followed.