Going Once.. Going Twice.. Going Wrong!!

This is a fascinating insight into the true story of  what almost happened in Ravenscar over 120 years ago. It unearths the facts, busts the myths and looks at the finances.
The book includes many images and documents that had been long since forgotten.
​It unfolds an extraordinary story revealing the fraud, gambling and womanising of a

wayward reverend.
It looks at the dealings of eminent gentlemen of the time including bankers, barristers, Members of  Parliament and the Privy Council. There are direct associations to two British monarchies. Even one of the greatest social reformers of the time and also the most infamous survivor of the Titanic had a connection with Ravenscar.
​Over one thousand people bought a plot and staked a claim in the new venture. 

​But what went wrong?

‘A well-researched and beautifully illustrated book, ‘The Town that Never Was’ really brings the dream of Ravenscar to life. We were lucky enough to share the passion Marcus and Amanda have for the history of this would-be resort on the recent Victorian Society AGM visit. Our members enjoyed their walking tour and though the weather could have been better it helped illustrate why Ravenscar failed to grow as hoped.  A magical place, thank you for your insights.
Kathryn Ferry

But before you do!

Escape to the country 

Limited to only 1258 plots..

You can be part of this unique piece of social history.

A personalised gift to yourself or others. 

Where else will you find a gift like this? 

This is a unique connection with the story of Ravenscar.  

be part of what was imagined and create your own story.

This is your opportunity to secure your plot association (book included!)

  • A copy of the book 'Going Once.. Going Twice.. Going Wrong!

  • You will receive your own personally dedicated, uniquely designed and numbered print, unframed, referencing original documents, registering your association with the plot of your choice  on the 39th sale map.

  • Details of the original purchaser of your plot, in which sale it sold and at what price.

  • Be part of the developing virtual Ravenscar community. An opportunity to shape the ambition of new virtual town. You are supporting the  digitisation and publication of the extensive archive .

  • Our  ambition is to virtually recreate the town as planned between 1895 - 1910 using computer generated imagery and augmented reality so that, we can create the town as was planned. This would be a unique educational and visitor experience.

  • As a virtual resident with a plot association, you will be able to directly input into the development of this unique story.

 

Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the Britain Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India

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