Rayleigh History Tour provides an insight into the illustrious history of this ancient market town. Mike and Sharon Davies guide us through its streets, showing how its famous landmarks and hidden-away gems have transformed over time. With the help of a handy location map, readers are invited on this tour to discover for themselves the changing face of Rayleigh.
After a career in banking and finance, Mike now spends most of his time researching local history. He is chairman of a local history group called Rayleigh through the Looking Glass as well as Chairman of the Historical Society of Rayleigh and a member of the Friends of Historic Essex, the Southend Pier Museum Trust, the British Titanic Society, the Milestone Society of Great Britain and the RNLI. Sharon is heavily involved with Rayleigh Town Museum and local history group Rayleigh Through the Looking Glass. She has a great interest in Antiques and Collectables and regularly attend Antique fairs and local auctions.