I found it particularly interesting because the map and "census" so to speak match up fairly well. Gives you a great view of who was there at the time. It also puts the people in a community light because you see the fishermen, blacksmith, hotel keepers (from one end to the other) points out the squatters banding together to be fairly self sufficient out on no man's land. They weren't thrown out because they provided services on the beach for travelers. The King's Head was gone and accommodations were required. People had to eat so fishermen were necessary. It was gov't land but they needed the people so they squatted and no one threw them out. It was a mutually beneficial partnership.