Written by the late Harold Gough & John Fishpool and published by the Herne Bay Historical Records Society. The coastal area around Herne Bay and Whitstable, with its close proximity to both London and the Continent, has always featured prominently in the story of smuggling from the early ‘owlers’ to the drug smugglers of the 21st century. The authors provide an overview of smuggling in the area and also the various Government bodies which were involved in combating this ‘wicked trade’. Details can be found of two of the most infamous smuggling gangs — the ‘Seasalter Company’ and the North Kent Gang – as well as the nefarious activities of such loners as Thomas Mount and William Wood.
Published October 2011. Soft Covers A4 size 50 pages high-grade glossy art paper 25 greyscale images.