Norman Jacobs

Tom Farndon
Clacton on Sea: Then & Now (in colour)
Clacton In Camera
Clacton on Sea
Behind the Colonnade
Clacton on Sea: A Pictorial History
Clacton on Sea: A Photographic History
Clacton on Sea: Town and City
Clacton Past
Colchester: The Last Hundred Years
Crystal Palace Speedway
Eastbourne Speedway
Frinton and Walton
Norwich Speedway


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About Norman

Born in 1947 in Hackney. Went to school in the East End and then to Teacher Training College in Norwich. Left college in 1967 and went to work at The British Museum where he stayed for the next 37 years until taking early retirement in 2004.

His first book was published in 1969. Called GAAM, it was a book of poems co-written with Herbert Tyler.

Norman became well-known as a writer on local, family and sports history from the 1970s onwards. His first book on local history, Clacton in Camera, was published in 1984.

He has now had a total of 28 books published.CONTINUE READING →

New Release


Clacton Pier - The first 150 years

The book has been written to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Clacton Pier. It is 220 pages and is lavishly illustrated with approximately 400 photographs.

More info coming soon...