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Hampshire's position on the south coast of England has meant that it has played a key role in this country's military history for centuries. Its military heritage is as diverse as any other county in Britain. In this book author Dean Hollands focuses on the significant people, places and events ...
Hampshire's Military Heritage
Hampshire's position on the south coast of England has meant that it has played a key role in this country's military history for centuries. Its military heritage is as diverse as any other county in Britain. In this book author Dean Hollands focuses on the significant people, places and events associated with the military history of Hampshire, from the early invaders and occupiers of Iron Age and Roman Britain to the present day. Iron Age hill forts on the chalk uplands of Hampshire can be seen, and the Roman fort at Portchester is the best preserved in northern Europe. These fortifications continued through the Norman Conquest, Henry VIII's castles, Napoleonic era defences and into the two world wars. Southampton and Portsmouth experienced waves of invaders over the centuries, but were also the home of the Navy and the departure point for British military expeditions overseas, not least for D-Day in the Second World War. Aldershot is famous as the home of the British Army and Farnborough's air show has demonstrated its importance as the centre of British military aviation research since the 1940s. Hampshire's Military Heritage looks at the military history of this county on land, by air and at sea. All those wishing to know more about the military legacy of Hampshire will find this book fascinating.
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25.58 USD

Hampshire's Military Heritage

by Dean Hollands
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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
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44.050000 USD

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

by Randall Sanger
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Barrow-in-Furness has a proud and distinctive identity, embodied in the many fine buildings that have shaped this Cumbrian town. At first glance it appears to be seated firmly in the nineteenth century, but a closer inspection reveals an architectural heritage that reaches back much further than the Victorian era. Barrow-in-Furness ...
Barrow-in-Furness in 50 Buildings
Barrow-in-Furness has a proud and distinctive identity, embodied in the many fine buildings that have shaped this Cumbrian town. At first glance it appears to be seated firmly in the nineteenth century, but a closer inspection reveals an architectural heritage that reaches back much further than the Victorian era. Barrow-in-Furness in 50 Buildings explores the history of this rich and vibrant community through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the Perpendicular-style Furness Abbey to the Gothic Town Hall, and from the Beaux Arts Public Library to newer buildings that have attracted disdain from local residents, this study celebrates Barrow's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Local historian Gill Jepson guides the reader on a tour of the town's finest old buildings and modern architectural developments.
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25.58 USD

Barrow-in-Furness in 50 Buildings

by Gill Jepson
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Pinner is now part of Greater London, but for most of its history it was an agricultural backwater, though one which experienced great changes. Pinner's past has many fascinating aspects. In the Middle Ages it was part of the Archbishop of Canterbury's huge manor of Harrow, and Headstone Manor and ...
Secret Pinner
Pinner is now part of Greater London, but for most of its history it was an agricultural backwater, though one which experienced great changes. Pinner's past has many fascinating aspects. In the Middle Ages it was part of the Archbishop of Canterbury's huge manor of Harrow, and Headstone Manor and Pinner Park Farm preserve relics from this time. By the early nineteenth century Pinner had its own workhouse, toll gate and a stagecoach service to London. The railways brought prosperous Victorian and Edwardian commuters, whose families made Pinner their rural idyll. As others followed, the area was transformed with new stations, shopping centres and residential areas. Famous people associated with Pinner include Mrs Beeton and names associated with the arts and comedy such as William Heath Robinson and Ronnie Barker. Secret Pinner explores lesser-known episodes in Pinner's history including its first policemen, suffragettes and the family of agricultural labourers who gave their name to Rayners Lane. With tales of remarkable people, unusual events and tucked-away historical buildings, it will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of this London suburb.
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25.58 USD

Secret Pinner

by Pinner Local History Society, Thamar MacIver
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Famous as the `Home of the British Army', the Hampshire town of Aldershot has a long and fascinating history. Local author Paul Vickers takes the reader on an enlightening and entertaining journey through the town's past, delving beneath the surface to reveal dark deeds and strange tales with long-forgotten facts ...
Secret Aldershot
Famous as the `Home of the British Army', the Hampshire town of Aldershot has a long and fascinating history. Local author Paul Vickers takes the reader on an enlightening and entertaining journey through the town's past, delving beneath the surface to reveal dark deeds and strange tales with long-forgotten facts and amusing stories. Here you'll meet notorious highwaymen, uncover the secret plans for defending Aldershot in time of war, find out what it was like inside the infamous `Glass House' prison, and discover what happened when Charlie Chaplin, The Beatles and the Olympics came to town. Secret Aldershot lifts the lid on the hidden secrets that even most local people don't know.
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25.58 USD

Secret Aldershot

by Paul H. Vickers
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Forming the northern gateway to Gloucestershire's picturesque north Cotswolds, Moreton-in-Marsh stands on two busy roads: the ancient Roman Fosse Way and the main route from Oxford to Worcester. In the nineteenth century up to seventy coaches rattled through Moreton each week, with the arrival of the railway in 1853 further ...
Moreton-in-Marsh Through Time
Forming the northern gateway to Gloucestershire's picturesque north Cotswolds, Moreton-in-Marsh stands on two busy roads: the ancient Roman Fosse Way and the main route from Oxford to Worcester. In the nineteenth century up to seventy coaches rattled through Moreton each week, with the arrival of the railway in 1853 further establishing the town as an important thoroughfare. Always a popular stopping place for travellers, it remains a holiday destination for the many visitors who arrive each year. The town as we see it today has Saxon origins, although archaeologists have found evidence of Bronze Age farming activity. It developed as a market town in the thirteenth century - indeed, the weekly Tuesday market continues to thrive, attracting visitors from near and far - and is now growing faster than ever before. Its changing face is evocatively documented in this book, which will be of considerable interest to visitors and local residents alike.
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25.58 USD

Moreton-in-Marsh Through Time

by Mark Turner
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This illustrated history portrays one of England's finest major cities and some of its county towns and villages. It provides a nostalgic look at Leicester's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. The photographs are taken from the Historic England Archive, a unique ...
Historic England: Leicester: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England
This illustrated history portrays one of England's finest major cities and some of its county towns and villages. It provides a nostalgic look at Leicester's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. The photographs are taken from the Historic England Archive, a unique collection of over 12 million photographs, drawings, plans and documents covering England's archaeology, architecture, social and local history. Pictures date from the earliest days of photography to the present and cover subjects from Bronze Age burials and medieval churches to cinemas and seaside resorts. Historic England: Leicester shows the city as it once was, from its churches, parks, streets and alleyways to its Victorian mills and textile factories. Leicester has been at the very heart of the country's political and economic development for over two millennia. Evidence of Roman occupation remains at the Jewry Wall, Cardinal Wolsey lies buried in Leicester Abbey and, in 2012, the skeleton of Richard III was discovered lying beneath a car park. The city grew rapidly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with the construction of the Grand Union Canal and the arrival of the railway. These developments encouraged and accompanied a process of industrialisation which intensified throughout the Victorian era; hosiery, textiles, and footwear became the major industrial employers. Today, Leicester is a major distribution centre and has attracted new service and manufacturing businesses through its academic-industrial connections with the engineering departments at Leicester University, De Montfort University and nearby Loughborough University. Leicester remains one of the country's most important cities and this book will help you discover its colourful and fascinating history.
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25.58 USD

Historic England: Leicester: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

by Stephen Butt
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Whether in the shimmering sunshine of the Adriatic Coast or up against a two-and-a-half-meter swell in Brittany, ranging from fjords in the North Atlantic across Baltic ice floes, to Mediterranean lagoons, to the shores of the Black Sea: Captain's Dinner is a maritime journey of discovery through the world of ...
Captain's Dinner
Whether in the shimmering sunshine of the Adriatic Coast or up against a two-and-a-half-meter swell in Brittany, ranging from fjords in the North Atlantic across Baltic ice floes, to Mediterranean lagoons, to the shores of the Black Sea: Captain's Dinner is a maritime journey of discovery through the world of fishing. What does it mean to be dependent on the vagaries of nature on a daily basis? What is it like to haul in fishing nets in rain and gale-force 8 wind? How do freshly caught breams, herring, etc. actually end up on deck by lunch break and on the plate by night? In search of answers, photographer Paul Pfluger braved the wind and weather to accompany 27 fishermen at work on European seas, observing their daily routine over several months. The result is a lively, intimate, and unadulterated logbook of fishing and life at sea, combining captivating portraits of the protagonists alongside their own commentaries on the delicate craft and hard labor that make up a fisherman's existence today, not least when faced with critically-diminished fish stocks and attendant fishing quotas. The featured fishermen also share their own favorite, previously-unpublished seafood dishes, from grilled herbed herring to Irish surf & turf or fried mullet. With more than 50 of these delicious, simple seafood recipes, Captain's Dinner is a must for all those who love and care about the sea and its unique flavors.
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42.66 USD

Captain's Dinner

by Paul Pfluger
Hardback
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Italy is the most returned-to destination in the world, and it's no wonder; just try taking in all of its culture, its history, and its culinary delights in one trip. With over 1.3 million copies sold, this beloved calendar immerses Italophiles in a whole year of the country's enticing elegance ...
2019 365 Days in Italy Picture-A-Day Wall Calendar
Italy is the most returned-to destination in the world, and it's no wonder; just try taking in all of its culture, its history, and its culinary delights in one trip. With over 1.3 million copies sold, this beloved calendar immerses Italophiles in a whole year of the country's enticing elegance highlighting Florence, Umbria, Lazio, Ventotene, and eight more thrilling regions. Be transported to romantic waterside strolls in Venezia. Rolling pastures in Tuscany, redolent with fresh tomatoes and grapes. Outdoor caf s in Florence serving dark, smooth espresso. And Rome's Pantheon and Coliseum, which even now, millennia later, testify to the eternal city's reputation as caput mundi.
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22.19 USD

2019 365 Days in Italy Picture-A-Day Wall Calendar

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Today, Loughborough is known for its university's sporting reputation and its industries, but the second-largest town in Leicestershire has a long and varied history. It is believed there is an Iron Age fort on the university campus, and Loughborough is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Loughborough's history is evident in ...
Loughborough in 50 Buildings
Today, Loughborough is known for its university's sporting reputation and its industries, but the second-largest town in Leicestershire has a long and varied history. It is believed there is an Iron Age fort on the university campus, and Loughborough is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Loughborough's history is evident in the buildings that stand today in the town. In this book local historian Lynne Dyer investigates these buildings to share the story of Loughborough. The buildings range from the oldest known in the town to some of the newest, and include those occupied by influential figures in Loughborough's history, showing not only who they were built by and the circumstances leading to their construction but also their significance in the social history of Loughborough. Medieval buildings can be found here such as the parish church, Old Rectory and Guildhall, ancient pubs and a manor house, as well as a wealth of buildings from its industrial past including John Taylor's bell foundry, the Great Central Railway and factories such as the Morris Works. The more recent history of Loughborough includes university buildings and a twenty-first-century mural to replace a partially demolished 1960s car park. Loughborough in 50 Buildings explores the history of this fascinating Leicestershire town through a selection of its most interesting buildings and structures, showing the changes that have taken place here over the years. This book will appeal to all those who live in Loughborough or who have an interest in the town.
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25.58 USD

Loughborough in 50 Buildings

by Lynne Dyer
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It was 1905 when the man destined to become Waco's photographer first opened his shop.Fred Gildersleeve documented the city he loved, establishing his legacy through iconic images that have become Waco's visual memory. The 186 Gildersleeve images within capture the spirit of early Waco.Born in 1880 in Boulder, Colorado, Gildersleeve ...
Gildersleeve: Waco's Photographer
It was 1905 when the man destined to become Waco's photographer first opened his shop.Fred Gildersleeve documented the city he loved, establishing his legacy through iconic images that have become Waco's visual memory. The 186 Gildersleeve images within capture the spirit of early Waco.Born in 1880 in Boulder, Colorado, Gildersleeve spent most of his childhood in Kirksville, Missouri. Throughout his early years, Gildersleeve sold his pictures for 25 cents apiece to pay for his education, working his way through photography school in Effingham, Illinois before launching his career in Waco.An adventurer, Glidersleeve was known for speeding through town on an Excelsior motorbike--and later in a Model T Ford--with his assistant in the sidecar. He avidly took pictures of everyday life in Waco, becoming the official photographer for Baylor and the State Fair of Texas. From special occasions to sporting events, from construction projects to key figures, Gildersleeve documented Waco's growth as a thriving industrial city during the early days of the twentieth century.Gildersleeve's photos are not just history; they are art. He pioneered panoramas and aerial shots using Waco as his subject. Gildersleeve's photos are now known for their clarity and detail that resemble and surpass modern-day digital photography. The photos in this book take viewers back in time to their favorite Waco landmarks and do so with timeless creativity.
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52.450000 USD

Gildersleeve: Waco's Photographer

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York History Tour is a fascinating insight into the history of this ancient city and shows just how much it has changed during the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readers are invited to follow local author and historian Paul Chrystal as he guides them through its streets and ...
York History Tour
York History Tour is a fascinating insight into the history of this ancient city and shows just how much it has changed during the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readers are invited to follow local author and historian Paul Chrystal as he guides them through its streets and alleyways (known locally as snickelways), pointing out the well-known and lesser-known landmarks along the way. It is practical, fitting as it does into your bag or pocket, and has a map to guide you effortlessly around the city's many treasures. It also contains pictures from three unique sources: the Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society, York Press, and the author's own collection.
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13.64 USD

York History Tour

by Paul Chrystal
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The north Wales seaside resort of Llandudno attracts visitors in their droves, but examine its past a little deeper and you will find an exciting history dating back centuries. From its earliest days as a series of ancient settlements on the slopes of the limestone headland known as the Great ...
A-Z of Llandudno: Places-People-History
The north Wales seaside resort of Llandudno attracts visitors in their droves, but examine its past a little deeper and you will find an exciting history dating back centuries. From its earliest days as a series of ancient settlements on the slopes of the limestone headland known as the Great Orme to its growth as a popular holiday destination, Llandudno has always played an important role in the region. Its roll call of famous and unlikely visitors and residents has included the Queen of Romania, a former Australian prime minister and Buffalo Bill. Local author Peter Johnson takes the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the town's history, exploring its nooks and crannies, and telling stories of the buildings, places and residents along the way. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, A-Z of Llandudno will appeal to residents and visitors alike.
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25.58 USD

A-Z of Llandudno: Places-People-History

by Peter Johnson
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What can you write about Abergavenny that hasn't already been written? Quite a lot, as local author Tim Butters poignantly proves in A-Z of Abergavenny. The shadows surrounding local legends are investigated and new light is cast on familiar subjects in a book that barely pauses for breath as it ...
A-Z of Abergavenny: Places-People-History
What can you write about Abergavenny that hasn't already been written? Quite a lot, as local author Tim Butters poignantly proves in A-Z of Abergavenny. The shadows surrounding local legends are investigated and new light is cast on familiar subjects in a book that barely pauses for breath as it thunders from A to Z in a no-holds-barred roller coaster ride. This fascinating new book brings the past to life and contrasts it with the present as readers embark on a twenty-six-step voyage of discovery to view the buildings, landmarks, streets and people who helped put this magical Monmouthshire market town on the map. Explore the mystery behind Abergavenny's underground tunnels, prepare to be baffled by the bizarre tribe who founded a mountainside settlement, shudder at the Spanish serial killer who murdered an entire family, and marvel in awe at the Old Testament preacher who founded an Anglo-Catholic underworld in the town. This fully illustrated encyclopedia will lead you off the beaten track, down the wayward path, and into a past where no stone is left unturned.
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25.58 USD

A-Z of Abergavenny: Places-People-History

by Tim Butters
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From the remains of a tenth/eleventh-century massacre at St John's College through to the biggest exposure of medieval buildings yet seen in Oxford at the Westgate Shopping Centre, excavations in Oxford have continued to uncover exciting new information about the city's past. The Archaeology of Oxford in 20 Digs takes ...
The Archaeology of Oxford in 20 Digs
From the remains of a tenth/eleventh-century massacre at St John's College through to the biggest exposure of medieval buildings yet seen in Oxford at the Westgate Shopping Centre, excavations in Oxford have continued to uncover exciting new information about the city's past. The Archaeology of Oxford in 20 Digs takes the reader on a journey through a selection of the most ground-breaking or unusual archaeological discoveries made in the city over the last 150 years and includes updates on recent discoveries. This unique study celebrates Oxford's archaeological heritage in a new and accessible way and is illustrated with an extensive selection of photographs and illustrations. The journey starts with the Victorian pioneers and concludes with discoveries that are still, in archaeological terms, fresh out of the ground and that are helping us to reshape our understanding of this world-famous city.
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25.58 USD

The Archaeology of Oxford in 20 Digs

by David Radford
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Peterborough in Cambridgeshire is well known for its magnificent medieval cathedral and today is one of the UK's fastest-growing cities. Its history stretches back many centuries, from its status as the Soke of Peterborough, originally considered part of Northamptonshire, through to its development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as ...
Secret Peterborough
Peterborough in Cambridgeshire is well known for its magnificent medieval cathedral and today is one of the UK's fastest-growing cities. Its history stretches back many centuries, from its status as the Soke of Peterborough, originally considered part of Northamptonshire, through to its development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as the largest brick producer in the country. Much has been written about its historical past, but in this book local historians June and Vernon Bull explore the lesser-known episodes and characters in the city's history. They reveal how kings came to venerate St Oswald's arm, and how the city witnessed the last public execution and was the last place to have the Riot Act read. They look at the park made of bricks, the city's oldest business, the sexton who buried two queens, wartime visits by Hollywood legends and many more secret stories. With tales of remarkable characters, unusual events and tucked-away historical buildings, Secret Peterborough will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of this fascinating city.
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25.58 USD

Secret Peterborough

by June and Vernon Bull
Paperback
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There is nothing quite so satisfying as capturing a stunning wildlife photograph; a good one will reflect practice, patience, careful equipment choice and dedication. Those challenges are perhaps why so many enthusiast photographers aspire to perfect their images in this area; to get their work recognised by the photographic community ...
Wildlife Photography
There is nothing quite so satisfying as capturing a stunning wildlife photograph; a good one will reflect practice, patience, careful equipment choice and dedication. Those challenges are perhaps why so many enthusiast photographers aspire to perfect their images in this area; to get their work recognised by the photographic community as well as record their experiences. This book reveals more world-class images with every turn. More than that, though, it takes a practical approach. It comprehensively introduces natural-history and wildlife photography techniques alongside truly useful tips about what gear you'll need (and what you can avoid) in your pursuit of perfection. It is illustrated by the author's professional work; his clients include National Geographic & Time amongst others.
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42.66 USD

Wildlife Photography

by Richard Bernabe
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Mumbles and the Gower peninsula occupy a very special corner of Wales that has much history and folklore. The peninsula was Britain's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and many visitors are attracted to its beautiful beaches and stunning landscape. This fascinating new book about its inns and taverns encapsulates ...
Mumbles & Gower Pubs
Mumbles and the Gower peninsula occupy a very special corner of Wales that has much history and folklore. The peninsula was Britain's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and many visitors are attracted to its beautiful beaches and stunning landscape. This fascinating new book about its inns and taverns encapsulates much of the area's history and character. Mumbles is a village by the sea once well known for oyster fishing, limestone quarrying and the Mumbles Train. The `Mumbles Mile' became famous as a pub crawl in the 1970s but it was in business a very long time before that. The Welsh Sunday Closing Act of 1881 resulted in so-called `travellers' taking advantage of a loophole and flocking to Mumbles in their thousands on Sundays and doing their best to drink the pubs dry. This and many other stories are related here, including those times when Dylan Thomas `communed with those two legendary creatures, the Antelope and the Mermaid'. Gower's past includes many stories of shipwrecks and smuggling and its pubs played their part in this as well. The characters featured include Petty Officer Edgar Evans, who accompanied Captain Scott on his ill-fated journey to the South Pole, and the folk singer Phil Tanner, known as the Gower Nightingale, who married the landlady of the Welcome to Town in Llangennith over a century ago. This well-researched book relates the history of the area's pubs from backstreet locals to smart hotels and will delight all lovers of ale and anecdote.
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25.58 USD

Mumbles & Gower Pubs

by Brian E. Davies
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Well known for its lace industry and connections to notable figures such as John Bunyan and John Howard, the county town of Bedford has a long and fascinating history. Here you will discover the grim stories behind the gallows of Bedford Gaol, encounter the drama of the Great Flood of ...
Secret Bedford
Well known for its lace industry and connections to notable figures such as John Bunyan and John Howard, the county town of Bedford has a long and fascinating history. Here you will discover the grim stories behind the gallows of Bedford Gaol, encounter the drama of the Great Flood of 1823, and find the ghostly link to the famous creator of Sherlock Holmes. In Secret Bedford, local author Paul Adams takes the reader on an entertaining journey into the past, delving beneath the surface and blending dark deeds and strange tales with long-forgotten facts to reveal a hidden history that even most local people don't know.
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25.58 USD

Secret Bedford

by Paul Adams
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At the start of the eighteenth century London had almost 200 breweries producing close on 2 million barrels of beer every year, making the mighty metropolis the brewing capital of the world. By 1976, when the once-mighty Whitbread halted production at their famous Chiswell Street headquarters, there were only nine ...
Brewing in London
At the start of the eighteenth century London had almost 200 breweries producing close on 2 million barrels of beer every year, making the mighty metropolis the brewing capital of the world. By 1976, when the once-mighty Whitbread halted production at their famous Chiswell Street headquarters, there were only nine brewers left in the capital. The story of brewing in London is the story of the rise and fall of an industry that gave the world such famous beer styles as porter, stout, brown ale and India pale ale. It is a story of innovation and growth, and ultimately of decline and homogenisation. This fully illustrated book explores the colourful and fascinating liquid history of brewing in the capital, from the glory years when the likes of Barclay Perkins, Charrington, Truman's and Whitbread were household names, through to the dark days of the 1970s and 1980s when the industry's decline looked terminal. But this is a story with a happy ending for, as Brewing in London reveals, the noble art of beer making is once again thriving in the capital as an ever-increasing number of micro and craft brewers have transformed the city into one of the most exciting beer destinations on the planet.
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25.58 USD

Brewing in London

by Johnny Homer
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While New York has Dutch and English forebears, New Orleans has the French and Spanish to thank for creating a unique blend of eighteenth and nineteenth century architecture that has made it one of the most photographed cities in the world. Then there is the madness of Mardi Gras and ...
New Orleans Then and Now (Mini Hardback)
While New York has Dutch and English forebears, New Orleans has the French and Spanish to thank for creating a unique blend of eighteenth and nineteenth century architecture that has made it one of the most photographed cities in the world. Then there is the madness of Mardi Gras and the lure of its international jazz festival that has helped give it the nicknames; the City that Care Forgot and the Big Easy. Before the rise of the railroads it was the most prosperous city in the South.The city fell early in the Civil War, but the dwindling importance of cotton and river trade on the Mississippi led to the city's real demise in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Today, tourism is an important industry and despite the inundation of floodwater from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, visitors have flocked back to the city. New Orleans Then and Now features the must-see sites of the French Quarter; Bourbon Street, once frequented by a streetcar named Desire, the Old Absinthe House, the Napoleon House, the haunted LaLaurie Mansion and the beautiful ironwork of the LaBranche buildings. It also shows the St.Louis Cathedral and the Higgins boatyard which played a crucial role in winning World War II.
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10.450000 USD

New Orleans Then and Now (Mini Hardback)

by Sharon Keating
Hardback
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Having been around for well over a millennium, there is a lot that is known about the town of Romsey, and there is a lot that isn't. From the first Romsey Abbey, which was founded in 907, religion has always been a strong presence in the town: whether it be ...
Secret Romsey
Having been around for well over a millennium, there is a lot that is known about the town of Romsey, and there is a lot that isn't. From the first Romsey Abbey, which was founded in 907, religion has always been a strong presence in the town: whether it be Ethelflaeda, who ran the town's nunnery in the early medieval period and who would stand naked in the River Test in the middle of the night reciting religious chants for hours on end, or the wide variety of religious organisations that can be found there in the twenty-first century. More recent inhabitants and visitors include Jean-Pierre Blanchard who, a few months before he made the first balloon flight over the English Channel, landed his balloon through Lord Palmerston's park into the middle of the marketplace. Romsey is also known for the manufacture of jam and for having more pubs per person than any other town in the country at one time. Secret Romsey explores the lesser-known aspects of the town's past. With tales of remarkable characters, unusual events and tucked-away historical buildings, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of this Hampshire town.
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25.58 USD

Secret Romsey

by Ian Dickerson
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Few cities in the UK present a more favourable impression to visitors and residents alike than Exeter, the county town of Devon. Today it is a modern, thriving and pleasant city, known for its cathedral, university, busy array of shops, cafes and restaurants and historic quayside. However, beyond its quirky ...
Secret Exeter
Few cities in the UK present a more favourable impression to visitors and residents alike than Exeter, the county town of Devon. Today it is a modern, thriving and pleasant city, known for its cathedral, university, busy array of shops, cafes and restaurants and historic quayside. However, beyond its quirky narrow streets or the modern charms of the newly revitalised Princesshay, Exeter is well known for its rich historical heritage, evident in its ancient but still partly present city walls, famous medieval underground passages and even in the recollections of those city residents who are old enough to remember the devastation of the Blitz in 1942. Exeter also has lesser-known aspects in its history, those forgotten fragments of the city's past that have thus far mostly eluded twenty-first-century attention. How many people today know of the devastating Victorian theatre fire, the mass executions or of the multiple sieges that the city has endured during centuries of warfare? In Secret Exeter, local authors Tim Isaac and Chris Hallam venture down the secluded streets and alleyways attempting to shed light on the neglected corners of Exeter's past.
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25.58 USD

Secret Exeter

by Chris Hallam, Tim Isaac
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The town of Matlock is situated on the River Derwent in the heart of Derbyshire. The river here has carved a course through the limestone to create the spectacular Matlock Dale, which today lies on the edge of the Peak District. Matlock Bridge stands at a crossing point on the ...
Secret Matlock & Matlock Bath
The town of Matlock is situated on the River Derwent in the heart of Derbyshire. The river here has carved a course through the limestone to create the spectacular Matlock Dale, which today lies on the edge of the Peak District. Matlock Bridge stands at a crossing point on the river and has been an important stage on routes to larger settlements such as Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester. It was the development of the town as a spa, following the discovery of thermal springs, and the arrival of the railways that led to the town's major expansion and the development of Matlock Bath, with numerous hydros adjoining Matlock town. The legacy of this nineteenth-century growth and prosperity can be seen in the numerous imposing Victorian buildings around the town. Many of these have since been converted from their previous use and the town attracts many visitors as a base from which to explore the Peak District. Secret Matlock & Matlock Bath explores the lesser-known episodes and characters in the history of this Derbyshire town through the ages, bringing to life tales of those who have lived here and the places they inhabited.
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25.58 USD

Secret Matlock & Matlock Bath

by Richard Bradley
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Runcorn History Tour is a unique insight into the fascinating history of this industrial Cheshire town and shows just how much it has changed during the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readers are invited to follow local authors and historians Jean and John Bradburn as they guide them ...
Runcorn History Tour
Runcorn History Tour is a unique insight into the fascinating history of this industrial Cheshire town and shows just how much it has changed during the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readers are invited to follow local authors and historians Jean and John Bradburn 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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13.64 USD

Runcorn History Tour

by Jean & John Bradburn
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Whether you find beauty in a remote forest or a sparkling nighttime cityscape, Illinois offers jaw-dropping scenery and opportunities for adventure with stunning landscapes, natural wonders, small town charms, and big city thrills. Join photographers Lee Mandrell and DeeDee Niederhouse-Mandrell on a visual journey across the Prairie state, as they ...
Illinois Across the Land
Whether you find beauty in a remote forest or a sparkling nighttime cityscape, Illinois offers jaw-dropping scenery and opportunities for adventure with stunning landscapes, natural wonders, small town charms, and big city thrills. Join photographers Lee Mandrell and DeeDee Niederhouse-Mandrell on a visual journey across the Prairie state, as they travel from the beaches of Lake Michigan over rolling forested hills and picturesque farmland, through covered bridges, past historic barns and windmills, and up to the edge of the awe-inspiring rocky cliffs of the Garden of the Gods. Featuring more than 140 gorgeous photos, Illinois Across the Land inspires travelers to explore the state and discover historic landmarks at the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historical Site, rushing waterfalls in Starved Rock State Park, native wildlife in Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge, breathtaking sunsets at Carlyle Lake, and so much more!
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42.000000 USD

Illinois Across the Land

by Deedee Niederhouse-Mandrell, Lee Mandrell
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The sprawling urban conurbation that is Swindon began life as an Anglo-Saxon defensible settlement atop a limestone hill. Old Swindon would likely have remained a sleepy market town were it not for the Industrial Revolution. The subsequent acceleration in Swindon's growth began with the construction of the Wilts & Berks ...
Secret Swindon
The sprawling urban conurbation that is Swindon began life as an Anglo-Saxon defensible settlement atop a limestone hill. Old Swindon would likely have remained a sleepy market town were it not for the Industrial Revolution. The subsequent acceleration in Swindon's growth began with the construction of the Wilts & Berks Canal in 1810, though the real transformative factor came between 1841 and 1842 with the historic decision by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Daniel Gooch to establish their Great Western Railway works in Swindon, leading to the birth of a new town: New Swindon. Today's Swindon is a surprising, multilayered, creative hotspot that is home to artists and writers of every genre and calibre. In Secret Swindon, author Angela Atkinson explores some of the lesser-known episodes and characters in the history of this Wiltshire town, bringing to life tales of those who have lived in it and the places they inhabited.
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Secret Swindon

by Angela Atkinson
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Brockport in the Age of Modernization is a case study of the transformation of an American village between 1866, the first year after the Civil War, and 1916, the last year before American entry in World War I. Fifteen activities are studied to show the process through which that transformation ...
Brockport in the Age of Modernization, 1866-1916
Brockport in the Age of Modernization is a case study of the transformation of an American village between 1866, the first year after the Civil War, and 1916, the last year before American entry in World War I. Fifteen activities are studied to show the process through which that transformation took place. They include the arrival of bicycles, automobiles, electricity, telephones, higher education, a consolidated school, concrete sidewalks, hard-surfaced streets, a municipal sewer system, municipal water, the rebuilt Erie Canal, home mail delivery, a fire department, and an intercity trolley. Some came about easily, but others required long, difficult struggles. In no other period was the village so significantly transformed. Many other small towns in America likely underwent much the same process during that period.
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25.190000 USD

Brockport in the Age of Modernization, 1866-1916

by William G Andrews
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It is easy to underestimate the county town of Suffolk. On the face of it, Ipswich is an uncomfortable mishmash of twentieth-century buildings butting up against older properties. The new Waterfront area, boasting a recently created university and numerous gleaming apartment buildings, hints at the town's new-found popularity and is ...
A-Z of Ipswich: Places-People-History
It is easy to underestimate the county town of Suffolk. On the face of it, Ipswich is an uncomfortable mishmash of twentieth-century buildings butting up against older properties. The new Waterfront area, boasting a recently created university and numerous gleaming apartment buildings, hints at the town's new-found popularity and is a perfect example of ancient and modern sitting more contentedly side by side. Once we scratch beneath the surface, we start to uncover clues that unlock the hidden history of Ipswich through its streets, buildings and their occupants over the centuries, such as the Ancient House and its connection with the witchfinder general, the inspiration Dickens found on his frequent visits to the town, the legacy of French prisoners of war from the Napoleonic Wars, the curiously named Silent Street and its most famous son, Cardinal Wolsey. A-Z of Ipswich reveals fascinating facts about some of the town's curious street names, tells of the famous people who inhabited and visited the town, and uncovers the little-known history behind some of Ipswich's well-known places. This fascinating A-Z tour of the town's history will appeal to all those with an interest in the county town of Suffolk.
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A-Z of Ipswich: Places-People-History

by Sarah E. Doig
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