The Story of Wivenhoe
By Nicholas Butler, Quentin Books, 1989, ISBN 0 947614 01 X, 401pp (Essex County Libraries E.WIV)
Summary by Pat Marsden
A comprehensive book about Wivenhoe from earliest times to the date of publication, drawing on archive material and local knowledge and supplemented by historic and contemporary photographs.
In chronological order the periods and subjects covered are: Saxon, Mediaeval and Tudor; Seventeenth Century; The Rebows and Wivenhoe Park; Eighteenth Century; Francis Slater and John Gurdon; The Big Yachts 1801-1881; Late Victorian and Edwardian 1881-1914; Into the Slump and Out of it 1914-1965; The University of Essex; Who Are These People?