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Sheffield has an enviable reputation for manufacturing quality, and as a global `steel city', the home of major innovations in steel manufacture and processing. Furthermore, `Sheffield plate' and Sheffield cutlery have been marques of the best in the world. Yet the story of Sheffield industry is much more than simply ...
Steel City: An Illustrated History of Sheffield's Industry
Sheffield has an enviable reputation for manufacturing quality, and as a global `steel city', the home of major innovations in steel manufacture and processing. Furthermore, `Sheffield plate' and Sheffield cutlery have been marques of the best in the world. Yet the story of Sheffield industry is much more than simply a catalogue of the rise of steel manufacturing and processing. One of the first major industries was located to the north of Sheffield at Wharncliffe Crags (Quern-cliff Crags), the site of one of the Roman Empire's largest grindstone or quern-stone manufacturing sites. Like later and better known industrial ventures, the querns were made here because the quarried stone was the best and most suitable that could be found. In the wake of steel, or alongside it, came glass making, brewing, refractory products, power generation, joinery and more. With a wealth of illustrations and an accessible style, Ian D. Rotherham offers a fascinating overview of one of Britain's great industrial centres.
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Steel City: An Illustrated History of Sheffield's Industry

by Ian D. Rotherham
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The thriving city of Liverpool has become particularly well known over the last century for its maritime industry, contributions to sport and, of course, its legendary musical heritage. However, this city has a history that stretches back hundreds of years, right back to the early thirteenth century when it was ...
Historic Streets of Liverpool
The thriving city of Liverpool has become particularly well known over the last century for its maritime industry, contributions to sport and, of course, its legendary musical heritage. However, this city has a history that stretches back hundreds of years, right back to the early thirteenth century when it was formed as a borough by King John in 1207. It was soon after this that Liverpool's first streets were constructed. These historic streets, at the very heart of the city, are steeped with heritage and tales of Liverpool's captivating past. Author David Paul takes readers around Liverpool's oldest streets, providing insight on their initial development, how they have changed and the construction of notable buildings. He lets the reader in on the secrets that these streets have held for hundreds of years in this thoroughly researched book, which is accompanied by both historic and full-colour illustrations of each location.
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Historic Streets of Liverpool

by David Paul
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Your guide to Michigan's most beautiful waterfalls Waterfalls create a feeling of serenity, a sense of restrained power. Their grandeur takes our breath away. Their gentle sounds complement periods of meditation. Hundreds of waterfalls decorate the scenery across Michigan's Upper Peninsula, from the Munising area's many impressive waterfalls, like Miners ...
Waterfalls of Michigan: Your Guide to the Most Beautiful Waterfalls
Your guide to Michigan's most beautiful waterfalls Waterfalls create a feeling of serenity, a sense of restrained power. Their grandeur takes our breath away. Their gentle sounds complement periods of meditation. Hundreds of waterfalls decorate the scenery across Michigan's Upper Peninsula, from the Munising area's many impressive waterfalls, like Miners Falls and Wagner Falls, to the most famous falls in the state: Tahquamenon Falls. This comprehensive guidebook covers more than 100 of the most beautiful and impressive among them. Organized geographically and ranked by beauty, Waterfalls of Michigan makes it simple to find the best waterfalls, as well as the ones nearest you. This informative guidebook by Greg Kretovic features all the information you need, including directions, distance, hike difficulty, and more. Professional photographs of every waterfall are paired with important details, including height, photography tips, and the best time of year to visit. A curated look at the locales, including not-to-miss sights and activities on-site, as well as things to do in the surrounding area, make this your essential guide to seeing the best waterfalls of the Great Lake State!
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15.700000 USD

Waterfalls of Michigan: Your Guide to the Most Beautiful Waterfalls

by Greg Kretovic
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Italy Seen through Magnum's Lens looks at Italian news, history and habits from the postwar period to the present, through the eyes of photographers from the most important, historic and authoritative agency in the world, Magnum Photos, in honor of the 70th anniversary of its founding. Opening with a homage ...
Magnum's Italy: From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Paolo Pellegrin
Italy Seen through Magnum's Lens looks at Italian news, history and habits from the postwar period to the present, through the eyes of photographers from the most important, historic and authoritative agency in the world, Magnum Photos, in honor of the 70th anniversary of its founding. Opening with a homage to Henri Cartier-Bresson and his trip to Italy in the 1930s, this extraordinary parade is a fascinating mixture of wildly famous and lesser-known photographs. Italy Seen through Magnum's Lens is a collection of voices and perspectives that offer a kaleidoscopic portrait of Italy through photographs by Bruno Barbey, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rene? Burri, Robert Capa, Raymond Depardon, Thomas Dworzak, Elliott Erwitt, Leonard Freed, Thomas Hoepker, Erich Lessing, Herbert List, Alex Majoli, Peter Marlow, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Ferdinando Scianna, David Seymour, Chris Steele-Perkins and Patrick Zachmann.
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41.950000 USD

Magnum's Italy: From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Paolo Pellegrin

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The Shropshire town of Shrewsbury grew first as a major wool trading centre. Later this was replaced by a trade in woven Welsh cloth, which continued until the eighteenth century when more efficient production was introduced with the coming of the Industrial Revolution. The town played its part in the ...
Shrewsbury At Work: People and Industries Through the Years
The Shropshire town of Shrewsbury grew first as a major wool trading centre. Later this was replaced by a trade in woven Welsh cloth, which continued until the eighteenth century when more efficient production was introduced with the coming of the Industrial Revolution. The town played its part in the Industrial Revolution when ironmaster William Hazledine created his ironworks in Coleham and manufactured the bridges designed by civil engineer Thomas Telford. With the coming of the railways markets opened up for Shropshire's agricultural products and agricultural engineers such as Thomas Corbett could also get their products to a far wider market. The Sentinel Steam Wagon Company relocated to Shrewsbury from Glasgow in 1915, and after diesel replaced steam they made diesel engines for lorries and buses. In a fascinating series of contemporary photographs and illustrations, Shrewsbury at Work explores the life of this Shropshire town and its people, from its pre-industrial beginnings, through the Second World War when Bren gun carriers and diesel engines for British Army tanks were manufactured in the town, into the technologically advanced world of today as manufacturing and specialist engineering continue to be important employment sectors.
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Shrewsbury At Work: People and Industries Through the Years

by Nigel J. Hinton
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Since its completion in 1811, the Bell Rock Lighthouse has been revered as an industrial wonder of the world. The iconic tower was built on the Inchcape Rock, a submerged reef some 12 miles off the coast of Arbroath, and now stands as the oldest sea-washed tower in the world, ...
Bell Rock Lighthouse: An Illustrated History
Since its completion in 1811, the Bell Rock Lighthouse has been revered as an industrial wonder of the world. The iconic tower was built on the Inchcape Rock, a submerged reef some 12 miles off the coast of Arbroath, and now stands as the oldest sea-washed tower in the world, surviving over 200 years of violent storms and crashing waves. The construction of the Bell Rock made the name of the Stevenson family, a dynasty of lighthouse engineers who dominated Scottish lighthouse engineering for 150 years. Robert Stevenson was the first man on the reef and the last man off, a personal commitment which saw the Bell Rock's actual Chief Engineer, John Rennie, almost deleted from the building's history. The Bell Rock is, however, more than just Stevenson and Rennie. Not only was it a remarkable feat of engineering, but one which played host to a remarkable way of life. The light-keepers undertook nightly vigils on the rock for 177 years, their often mundane and monotonous duties occasionally being punctuated by technological improvements and world events. The keepers are now all gone but the Bell Rock continues to show its familiar flash for the safety of all.
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Bell Rock Lighthouse: An Illustrated History

by Michael A. W. Strachan
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Your guide to the region's most beautiful waterfalls Waterfalls create a feeling of serenity, a sense of restrained power. Their grandeur takes our breath away. Their gentle sounds complement periods of meditation. Well over 500 waterfalls decorate the scenery across Virginia and West Virginia, from Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah ...
Waterfalls of Virginia & West Virginia: Your Guide to the Most Beautiful Waterfalls
Your guide to the region's most beautiful waterfalls Waterfalls create a feeling of serenity, a sense of restrained power. Their grandeur takes our breath away. Their gentle sounds complement periods of meditation. Well over 500 waterfalls decorate the scenery across Virginia and West Virginia, from Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park to the Falls of Hills Creek in the Monongahela National Forest. This revised and updated guidebook covers more than 100 of the most beautiful and impressive among them. Organized geographically and ranked by beauty, Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia makes it simple to find the best waterfalls in each state, as well as the ones nearest you. The informative guidebook by Randall Sanger features all the information you need, including directions, distance, hike difficulty, and more. Professional photographs of every waterfall are paired with important details, including height, photography tips, and the best time of year to visit. A curated look at the locales, including not-to-miss sights and activities on-site, as well as things to do in the surrounding area, make this your essential guide to seeing the best waterfalls in Virginia and West Virginia!
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15.700000 USD

Waterfalls of Virginia & West Virginia: Your Guide to the Most Beautiful Waterfalls

by Randall Sanger
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Newcastle upon Tyne is one of England's great cities and one of the most historically significant, with a proud heritage dating all the way back to Roman times. The city grew as an important centre for the wool trade in the fourteenth century and later became a major coal mining ...
A-Z of Newcastle: Places-People-History
Newcastle upon Tyne is one of England's great cities and one of the most historically significant, with a proud heritage dating all the way back to Roman times. The city grew as an important centre for the wool trade in the fourteenth century and later became a major coal mining area. However, it was the famous River Tyne that brought real wealth and prestige to the city with the development of shipbuilding and ship repair works. Today the city is better known for its renowned university, famous football club and iconic bridges. Much of this rich and vibrant port city is still in evidence today. Local author Ken Hutchinson takes the reader on their very own A-Z tour around the city's history, exploring the nooks and crannies and relating many a fascinating tale of interesting people and places along the way. This fully illustrated A-Z guide to the city will appeal to residents and visitors alike.
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A-Z of Newcastle: Places-People-History

by Ken Hutchinson
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The North Devon town of Barnstaple has a claim to being the oldest borough in England. Its location on the River Taw, from which shipping could reach the Bristol Channel, enabled it to grow as a major port in the south-west of England in the Middle Ages. The wool trade ...
A-Z of Barnstaple: Places-People-History
The North Devon town of Barnstaple has a claim to being the oldest borough in England. Its location on the River Taw, from which shipping could reach the Bristol Channel, enabled it to grow as a major port in the south-west of England in the Middle Ages. The wool trade brought prosperity to Barnstaple and the town that grew up around the port has a recognisable layout from this period. Although the wool trade had declined by the eighteenth century, the town developed other industries, and the surviving nineteenth-century market building is evidence of the continuing importance of Barnstaple to the surrounding area. In this book local authors Denise Holton and Elizabeth J. Hammett take the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the town's history and the surrounding area, telling the story of its buildings, places and people along the way. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, A-Z of Barnstaple will appeal to all those with an interest in this North Devon town.
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A-Z of Barnstaple: Places-People-History

by Denise Holton, Elizabeth J. Hammett
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The picturesque Worcestershire town of Evesham, famous for gardening and its long-lost abbey, has a fascinating military heritage. It was the scene of the Battle of Evesham in 1265 where Simon de Montfort (the father of Parliament) suffered a violent death. During the English Civil War, in 1644, Charles I ...
Evesham's Military Heritage
The picturesque Worcestershire town of Evesham, famous for gardening and its long-lost abbey, has a fascinating military heritage. It was the scene of the Battle of Evesham in 1265 where Simon de Montfort (the father of Parliament) suffered a violent death. During the English Civil War, in 1644, Charles I held court in the town, while in 1645 there was a fierce engagement between a Royalist garrison and Parliamentary forces. Like many other English towns, Evesham served and suffered during two world wars. While few bombs fell on the town during the Second World War, there was significant local activity including a Home Guard, anti-tank defence, a military hospital, barracks, local auxiliary units (maquis) and, later on, POWs. In this book author Stan Brotherton looks at some of the key moments in Evesham's military history, highlighting their impact on the town.
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Evesham's Military Heritage

by Stan Brotherton
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For over five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with its incredible photographs and gripping stories from all corners of the earth. Inspired by our monumental Around the World in 125 Years, this volume curates around 200 captivating images sourced directly from the National Geographic historical archives, ...
National Geographic. Around the World in 125 Years. Africa
For over five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with its incredible photographs and gripping stories from all corners of the earth. Inspired by our monumental Around the World in 125 Years, this volume curates around 200 captivating images sourced directly from the National Geographic historical archives, including 40 new photographs, that traverse the landscapes, history, cultures, and wildlife of Africa.Our continental journey through amazing Africa ranges from evocative early black-and-white pictures to autochromes, from the golden age of Kodachromes to digital. Along the way, we fly over the misty volcanoes of Uganda in a 1950s plane; follow archaeologists into the cool, musky tombs of Egypt; gaze up at the gleaming skyscrapers of Zimbabwe; admire the ritual masks of the Chokwe tribesmen of Angola; get lost in a labyrinth of alleys and souks in Algeria's old quarters; wonder at the fragile red-tufted flowers of South Africa's Drakensberg mountains; trudge behind Kenyan farmers as they battle clouds of flying locusts; and gingerly spy mountain gorillas enjoying the Rwandan sunshine.Long before the Travel Channel and Google Images, these images celebrated Africa's spectacular landscapes, incredible wildlife, and diversity-but also reflect edgier stories that speak of rural hardship, environmental threats, and the lasting remnants of forced colonization. Leaving no stone unturned, this definitive voyage is in equal parts a breathtaking homage to an incomparable continent, and a unique tribute to the world's most famous photography magazine.
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85.31 USD

National Geographic. Around the World in 125 Years. Africa

by Unknown, Joe Yogerst
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Bounded by the River Dee in the west and by the River Mersey in the east, the Wirral peninsula is a remarkable place. The Wirral Through Timeis a rare insight into the amazingly diverse history of this part of the country, a mishmash of both ancient and modern artefacts and ...
The Wirral Through Time
Bounded by the River Dee in the west and by the River Mersey in the east, the Wirral peninsula is a remarkable place. The Wirral Through Timeis a rare insight into the amazingly diverse history of this part of the country, a mishmash of both ancient and modern artefacts and locations that are often overlooked by the casual observer. Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of the Wirral, its towns and villages, and what they meant to its residents throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and watch the changing face of the peninsula as Daniel K. Longman guides us through the local streets. There is something for everyone here, whether they have lived in the area all their lives or whether they are just visiting for the first time.
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The Wirral Through Time

by Daniel K. Longman
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Amsterdam Then and Now is the perfect historical guide to one of Europe's best preserved city centres. Written by one of Amsterdam's most popular walking tour leaders, the book matches up archive images from the late nineteenth century through to the 1950s with the modern-day view of that site. All ...
Amsterdam Then and Now
Amsterdam Then and Now is the perfect historical guide to one of Europe's best preserved city centres. Written by one of Amsterdam's most popular walking tour leaders, the book matches up archive images from the late nineteenth century through to the 1950s with the modern-day view of that site. All the set-piece tourist destinations are included, such as the Rijksmuseum, Central Station, the Anne Frank House, Heineken Brewery, Rembrandt House, the iconic Montelbaans Tower and all of the major canals and museums. There are also many of the architecturally significant buildings and the grand parks and squares that have played an important part in the lives of Amsterdammers. Written in both English and Dutch it is a book that will appeal to both visitor and resident alike. Sites include: Amstelveld, Blauburgwal, Groenburgwal, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, Reguliersgracht, Oude Zijds Voorburgwal, Tropen Museum, Westerkerk, Portuguese Synagoge, Grimburgwal, De Waag, Vondelpark, Melkweg, Bloemstraat, Raadhuisstraat, Tichelstraat, Westerstraat, Concertgebouw and the Amstel Hotel.
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20.950000 USD

Amsterdam Then and Now

by Egbert de Haan, George Tjepkema
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Aldeburgh and Southwold are now very much delightful, fashionable coastal towns, set amid Suffolk's flat farming country, but in the eighteenth century the poet George Crabbe, a native and local clergyman, characterised the poverty wrought by Suffolk's ruined agricultural economy in his poem `The Village'. Today's residents and visitors walk ...
Secret Aldeburgh to Southwold
Aldeburgh and Southwold are now very much delightful, fashionable coastal towns, set amid Suffolk's flat farming country, but in the eighteenth century the poet George Crabbe, a native and local clergyman, characterised the poverty wrought by Suffolk's ruined agricultural economy in his poem `The Village'. Today's residents and visitors walk not only in the steps of Crabbe but also in those ranging from the novelist Thomas Hardy to the explorer and Arabist C. M. Doughty. The Tudor and Jacobean holiday village of Thorpeness, dating from the 1920s, contrasts with the all-but-vanished village of Dunwich, with nine parish churches covered by the sea. Francis Drake's Golden Hindwas built in Aldeburgh, and the Battle of Sole Bay took place off Southwold. Aldeburgh was also a place where women's entry into medicine and female suffrage took significant steps. At Blythburgh is the `cathedral of the marshes'; at Wenhaston a medieval doom painting; while at Framlingham are the tombs of the Howard family, which include that of an illegitimate son of Henry VIII. The picturesque corridor from Aldeburgh to Southwold disguises a significant and volatile history that ebbed and flowed like the sea that has shaped it. Fully illustrated, this book delves beneath the surface to discover the area's lesser-known tales.
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Secret Aldeburgh to Southwold

by Terry Philpot
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The first reference to the historic port of Leith dates from 1140, and the town constantly features in the power struggles that took place in Scotland. In the 1960s the face of Leith changed forever: the brimming tenements, shops, pubs and small workshops along the old and ancient thoroughfares in ...
Leith History Tour
The first reference to the historic port of Leith dates from 1140, and the town constantly features in the power struggles that took place in Scotland. In the 1960s the face of Leith changed forever: the brimming tenements, shops, pubs and small workshops along the old and ancient thoroughfares in the heart of the town were destined for redevelopment. The Kirkgate, St Andrew Street, Tolbooth Wynd, Bridge Street and many more would disappear during the decade. Today, Leith is a thriving port and cruise line destination with many excellent hotels, restaurants and bars.Leith History Touris a unique insight into the illustrious history of this old port and shows just how much it has changed during the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readers are invited to follow local authors Jack Gillon and Fraser Parkinson as they guide them through its streets and alleyways, pointing out the well-known and lesser-known landmarks along the way.
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11.93 USD

Leith History Tour

by Jack Gillon, Fraser Parkinson
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Bradford is rightly proud of its industrial heritage. This West Yorkshire city rose to prominence during the nineteenth century as an international centre of textile manufacturing, particularly worsted. It was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, becoming known worldwide as `Worstedopolis'. The area's access to a supply of coal, iron ...
Bradford at Work: People and Industries Through the Years
Bradford is rightly proud of its industrial heritage. This West Yorkshire city rose to prominence during the nineteenth century as an international centre of textile manufacturing, particularly worsted. It was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, becoming known worldwide as `Worstedopolis'. The area's access to a supply of coal, iron ore and soft water facilitated the growth of Bradford's manufacturing base, which, as textile manufacturing grew, led to an explosion in population. Bradford at Work explores the life of the city and its people, from pre-industrial beginnings through to the present day. In a fascinating series of photographs and illustrations it takes us from the city's early days as a major steel town and then a growing centre of the wool trade, through the Industrial Revolution, the traumas of the war years, post-war industrial decline and into the technologically advanced world of today. It shows how Bradford has transformed itself from a textile town into a centre of education and innovation, as well as a burgeoining tourist destination, becoming the first UNESCO City of Film with attractions such as the National Media Museum, Bradford City Park, and the Alhambra Theatre. The book also covers industry in neighbouring Saltaire and Shipley, chapters on the often forgotten local cotton industry, the industrial village of Ripley Ville and Leeds Bradford Airport.
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Bradford at Work: People and Industries Through the Years

by Paul Chrystal
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The picturesque county of Shropshire, one of the country's least populated areas, has a fascinating military history. It was here that the Battle of Shrewsbury took place in 1403, the first battle in which English archers were pitted against each other on English soil. The battle was celebrated by Shakespeare ...
Shropshire's Military Heritage
The picturesque county of Shropshire, one of the country's least populated areas, has a fascinating military history. It was here that the Battle of Shrewsbury took place in 1403, the first battle in which English archers were pitted against each other on English soil. The battle was celebrated by Shakespeare in Henry IV, Part I. The county was a central part of the Welsh Marches during the medieval period and was often embroiled in the power struggles between powerful Marcher Lords, the Earls of March and successive monarchs. Shropshire is home to many castles, built to defend against the Welsh and enable effective control of the region. From the mid-eighteenth century, Shropshire's military heritage has been linked to two regular regiments of the British Army: the 53rd and the 85th Regiments of Foot. They came together in the late 1880s to form the King's Shropshire Light Infantry (KSLI), the county's own regiment. Soldiers of the KSLI, together with the volunteer Shropshire Yeomanry, served with great distinction in the two world wars. In this book author John Shipley peels back the ravages of time as he explores the military heritage of this historic county.
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Shropshire's Military Heritage

by John Shipley
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From the time when it was a major producer of high-quality steel and internationally renowned for its cutlery, through decline and recession in the twentieth century, to its twenty-first-century reinvention and revival as a vibrant developing centre of retail and commerce, Sheffield has a proud and distinctive identity. Sheffield in ...
Sheffield in 50 Buildings
From the time when it was a major producer of high-quality steel and internationally renowned for its cutlery, through decline and recession in the twentieth century, to its twenty-first-century reinvention and revival as a vibrant developing centre of retail and commerce, Sheffield has a proud and distinctive identity. Sheffield in 50 Buildings explores the extraordinary history of England's fourth largest city through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the nineteenth-century Gothic Revival Town Hall to the popular Millenium Gallery, which opened in 2001 as part of the successful Heart of the City Project, this unique study celebrates the city's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Local author and historian Ian Rotherham guides the reader on a tour of the city's historic buildings and modern architectural marvels.
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Sheffield in 50 Buildings

by Ian D. Rotherham
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From its days as the city of 'Jute, Jam and Journalism', through postindustrial decline and late twentieth-century regeneration, to its current status as the UK's first UNESCO City of Design for its contributions to various diverse fields including medical research, comics and video games, Dundee has a proud and distinctive ...
Dundee in 50 Buildings
From its days as the city of 'Jute, Jam and Journalism', through postindustrial decline and late twentieth-century regeneration, to its current status as the UK's first UNESCO City of Design for its contributions to various diverse fields including medical research, comics and video games, Dundee has a proud and distinctive identity. This extraordinary history is embodied in the buildings that have shaped the city. Dundee in 50 Buildingsexplores the history of this rich and vibrant community through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the fifteenth-century St Mary's Tower to the exciting new V&A Museum of Design, this unique study celebrates the city's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Author Brian King guides the reader on a tour of the city's historic buildings and modern architectural marvels.
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Dundee in 50 Buildings

by Brian King
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Chorlton is derived from Old English and probably means Ceolfrith's Farm or settlement. Hardy is probably from the name Hearda or the Anglo-Saxon for `island' or `dry ground in a well-watered land'; it may also mean `by the woods' as the ancient forest of Arden Wood grew either side of ...
Chorlton-cum-Hardy Through Time
Chorlton is derived from Old English and probably means Ceolfrith's Farm or settlement. Hardy is probably from the name Hearda or the Anglo-Saxon for `island' or `dry ground in a well-watered land'; it may also mean `by the woods' as the ancient forest of Arden Wood grew either side of the River Mersey. Despite there being no record of Chorlton-cum-Hardy as a settlement name before 1700, there was an Anglo-Saxon settlement here from the ninth century. In 1904 Chorlton-cum-Hardy was incorporated into the City of Manchester. The district borders onto Stretford, Sale, Didsbury, Withington and Whalley Range, with the River Mersey forming part of its southern boundary. As a result, Chorlton-cum-Hardy has a rich and historically diverse heritage. Through a selection of old and new photographs Chorlton-cum-Hardy Through Timetraces the area's development over the last century, and is essential reading for anybody who knows and loves this historic suburb.
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Chorlton-cum-Hardy Through Time

by Steven Dickens
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The town of Verulamium was one of the three most important Roman settlements in Britain and was also the site of the execution of the first British Christian martyr St Alban. The town fell into decline following the departure of the Roman army in the fifth century; however, in the ...
St Albans in 50 Buildings
The town of Verulamium was one of the three most important Roman settlements in Britain and was also the site of the execution of the first British Christian martyr St Alban. The town fell into decline following the departure of the Roman army in the fifth century; however, in the early medieval period a monastery was established at the shrine of St Alban and the town grew around it. Following the Norman Conquest the monastery was rebuilt and it became one of the leading abbeys of the land. During the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII many of the abbey buildings were destroyed, but the church was taken over by the town and survives as the cathedral today. Present-day St Albans is again thriving, and a number of noteworthy modern buildings stand alongside its historical structures. St Albans in 50 Buildings explores the history of this fascinating city through a selection of its most interesting buildings. Just some of those included are the Roman theatre, the Verulamium Museum, the cathedral, various churches, the medieval Kingsbury Barn, the seventeenth-century Pemberton Almshouses, the Georgian Romeland House and Abbey Mills, and the nineteenth-century Town Hall. This book will help you to discover the architectural treasures St Albans has to offer.
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St Albans in 50 Buildings

by Kate Morris
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Teesdale is the second largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales, and has a population of over 25,000. There is also a vast amount history contained within its picturesque valleys, which have attracted many writers and artists: Sir Walter Scott hid in a secret cave by ...
Secret Barnard Castle & Teesdale
Teesdale is the second largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales, and has a population of over 25,000. There is also a vast amount history contained within its picturesque valleys, which have attracted many writers and artists: Sir Walter Scott hid in a secret cave by the River Greta to pen some of his verses, and Charles Dickens took inspiration for his books following a visit. For centuries a fertile land under attack by the Scots, yet a king of Scotland was born here in an English castle. Richard III left a permanent legacy, but did he also ensconce the murderer of the princes in this northern dale? Sir Winston Churchill inspected the troops as secret preparations were undertaken for D-Day and only fragments remain of the Queen Mother's childhood castle. Add to this one of the finest museums in the North built in the style of a French chateau, the largest waterfall in England and villages lost under reservoirs and you will be amazed at the secrets Teesdale will reveal.
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Secret Barnard Castle & Teesdale

by Andrew Graham Stables
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From its earliest days during the Roman occupation when it was known as Venta Belgarum, to its current status as an important seat of learning and county town of Hampshire, Winchester has a proud and distinctive identity. It also boasts regal connections right up until the reign of Charles II ...
Winchester in 50 Buildings
From its earliest days during the Roman occupation when it was known as Venta Belgarum, to its current status as an important seat of learning and county town of Hampshire, Winchester has a proud and distinctive identity. It also boasts regal connections right up until the reign of Charles II and a 900-year-plus military presence from William I until the 1980s. This extraordinary history is embodied in the rich architecture that has shaped this beautifully preserved city, famed for its Gothic cathedral. Winchester in 50 Buildings explores the history of this much-visited city through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From its eleventh-century castle to the Gothic Revival Guidhall, this unique study celebrates Winchester's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Local author Garth Groombridge, author of two previous books in the `50 Buildings' series, together with his co-author Kirsty Kinnaird, a former student at the University of Winchester, guide the reader on a tour of the city's historic buildings and modern architectural projects.
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Winchester in 50 Buildings

by Garth Groombridge, Kirsty Kinnaird
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Brewing in Burton upon Trent tells the story of the Brewing Capital of the World. Back in the twelfth century the Abbots of Burton began to produce beer; the dissolution of the Abbey in the sixteenth century saw inns and alehouses appear, many selling beer brewed on site. The first ...
Brewing in Burton-upon-Trent
Brewing in Burton upon Trent tells the story of the Brewing Capital of the World. Back in the twelfth century the Abbots of Burton began to produce beer; the dissolution of the Abbey in the sixteenth century saw inns and alehouses appear, many selling beer brewed on site. The first recognisable brewery was Benjamin Printon's, established on Horninglow Street in around 1708. By 1780 there were thirteen, many exporting their ale to the Baltic and all using the water taken from wells deep under the town. By the 1820s a new market had opened up - India: Allsopp's, Bass and Salt's quickly began to export India Pale Ale. The Trent & Mersey Canal, built in 1774-75, allowed further expansion, but it was the coming of the railway in 1839 that led to massive growth - by 1888 there were thirty-one breweries employing over 8,000 men producing over three million barrels per annum. The twentieth century saw bankruptcies and mergers, and the formation of giants Bass Charrington Ltd, Allied Breweries Ltd and Marston, Thompson & Evershed Ltd. Today Burton still has a vibrant industry - Marston's, Molson Coors and the smaller concerns Burton Bridge, Tower, Heritage, Black Hole, Gates, Old Cottage and the newest addition Burton Town.
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Brewing in Burton-upon-Trent

by Ian Webster
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Ayr has always been an important economic centre on Scotland's south-west coast. The town was established as a royal burgh in 1205, serving as the county's central marketplace and harbour throughout the medieval period and has remained an important port throughout its history. With the expansion of the railway during ...
Ayr & Alloway Through Time
Ayr has always been an important economic centre on Scotland's south-west coast. The town was established as a royal burgh in 1205, serving as the county's central marketplace and harbour throughout the medieval period and has remained an important port throughout its history. With the expansion of the railway during the nineteenth century, Ayr soon developed into a popular seaside resort. Ayr remains an elegant county town and a bustling regional shopping centre with a long history and a fine collection of architectural heritage. Alloway is a picturesque village situated to the south of Ayr. The renown of the village is based on its associations with Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, and his most popular poem - `Tam O'Shanter'. This collection of old and new photographs from writer and historian Jack Gillon will appeal to everyone who knows and loves the `Land of Burns'.
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Ayr & Alloway Through Time

by Jack Gillon
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Two Weeks in Africa: A Photo Journal
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Two Weeks in Africa: A Photo Journal

by Jennifer A Wheatley-Wolf
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Wandering Through My Lens: P.E.I.
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Wandering Through My Lens: P.E.I.

by Richard W J Conyard
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Traveler's Diarrhea
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Traveler's Diarrhea

by Andrew Bombeck
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Yan Wang Preston: Forest
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Yan Wang Preston: Forest

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Old Middlesbrough
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Old Middlesbrough

by Paul Chrystal
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