Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Shop Suki Ad Campaign Pieces Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Amazon Fire TV Shop now Halloween Pets Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Voyage Listen in Prime Learn more Shop now
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Clacton in Camera: A Nostalgic Record Paperback – Dec 1984

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Product details

More About the Author

Norman Jacobs is one of Britain's most prolific local history and sports writers with 26 published books to his name.

Born in Hackney, London, in 1947. He went to school in the East End before leaving the capital for Teacher Training College in Norwich. On leaving college in 1967 he went to work at the British Museum where he stayed until early retirement in 2004. His latest book is a nostalgic look back at his childhood growing up in a prefab in Hackney in the 1950s and 60s. Rationing, bomb sites, local characters, street markets, the sheer hard graft needed to keep working class families going, stodgy school food, jumpers for goalposts, Listen with Mother, greyhound racing, pie and mash, holiday camps, and the advent of American style burger bars and labour saving devices in the home all play their part in the story. It is a lively, detailed and humorous picture of a post-war Hackney childhood.

As well as being a personal history, the story is set against the major events of the time: the Festival of Britain, the Coronation, Rock n' Roll, Beatlemania, mods and rockers, the Cuban missile crisis and the assassination of President Kennedy. Packed with humour and happiness, pathos and sadness, the ordinary and the extraordinary - this is a glimpse into to a way of life that has vanished for ever.

As well as writing books, Norman has had many articles published in a wide variety of journals and magazines. These include Apollo, Local History Magazine, Essex Journal, Picture Postcard Monthly, Speedway Star, Vintage Speedway Magazine and Cockney Ancestor. Between 1990 and 2005 he was editor of Clacton Chronicle, described as the ''best local history journal in the country'' by Local History Magazine.

He is also a well-known speaker on a variety of subjects including local history and Victorian and Edwardian Music Hall. He is currently secretary of the Essex Archaeological and Historical Congress, chairman of the Clacton and District Local History Society and chairman of the West Cliff Theatre (Tendring) Trust.

Norman is married with two children, two grandchildren and two cats and lives in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, where he is a member of the Nomads Leopards table tennis team.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Look for similar items by category