Author to talk about his book on history of Whitley Bay

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AN AUTHOR will be talking about his latest book which looks at the history of Whitley Bay and nearby Seaton Sluice.

Former town planner Ken Hutchinson will be at Whitley Bay Library, in York Road, on Thursday, April 11, at 2.30pm to talk about and sign copies of his book ‘Whitley Bay and Seaton Sluice Through Time’.

The book looks at the development of Whitley Bay over the last 130 years, becoming a top holiday destination for families as well as the later developments in town including the Park View Shopping Centre which opened in 2004.

Ken’s book also goes on a journey through the history of Seaton Sluice, which has public houses dating back to the mid-eighteenth century.

The book, priced at £9.99 and printed by Amberley Publishing, is 96-pages and features around 180 illustrations.