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Download Haverfordwest Through Time by Patricia Swales Barker PDF

By Patricia Swales Barker

Haverfordwest, the county city of Pembrokeshire, used to be based round 900 years in the past. town itself has 3 medieval parish church buildings and a priory, now ruined, reflecting the wealth and importance of town within the heart a long time. In 1791 it was once defined via a customer as a 'Little bathtub' and several other of its Georgian structures have survived. until eventually the arriving of the railway within the mid-nineteenth century the city was once a massive port. the department stores of Haverfordwest have been many and sundry, and native firm mingled with nationwide shops, yet during the last thirty years site visitors precedence and the expansion of out-of city buying have critically impacted in town centre. The background of town has been good documented and its improvement has been recorded in lots of prints, postcards and images. This booklet presents a special chance to match these photos with the perspectives we see today.

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Download Northumberland Hills & Valleys by Stan Beckensall PDF

By Stan Beckensall

the numerous surroundings of Northumberland is the results of explosive volcanoes, lava, large seas and rivers, ice and - to a lesser volume - humans. This lavishly illustrated publication not just unearths a few very beautiful landscapes but in addition exhibits which rock formations lie underneath to provide them their shapes. those who selected to dwell there from millions of years in the past used the rivers, plains and hills to their very own virtue, leaving lines in their exploitation of its assets and payment of the land. the method keeps. sufficient examples are taken from Northumberland to teach how the volcanic Cheviot Hills, lesser hills, sandstone scarps and crags, river valleys and plains account for the diversity of surroundings that pulls such a lot of humans to the nation-state. clear of the extra industrialised south-east and small cities there are mammoth open areas, solitude and sweetness which are a pride to discover, obvious from the floor and the air. the writer makes use of his wide wisdom of the county to evoke the readers' pursuits and so as to add to their know-how of this particular a part of England.

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Download Poulton-le-Fylde Through Time by Christine Storey PDF

By Christine Storey

Poulton has a protracted heritage. it really is recorded in Domesday, including over sixty different small groups in Amounderness, a carefully populated coastal quarter of north-west Lancashire. From its earliest days Poulton-le-Fylde has served as a industry city, delivering items and providers wanted through the outlying farms and groups. the traditional parish church devoted to St Chad stands on the head of the marketplace position. whereas protecting its medieval highway format, making plans judgements remodeled contemporary years have replaced Poulton from the small rural industry city of the early 20th century into the neighborhood of this present day and unavoidably a few of the town's historic legacy has been misplaced. This publication documents a few of Poulton's previous and compares it with the current scene, a reminder of what has long gone and perhaps a shock to newer residents.

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Download Nichols' Lost Leicestershire by Stephen Butt PDF

By Stephen Butt

John Nichols' huge heritage and Antiquities of the County of Leicester has been the root of old learn in Leicestershire because it used to be accomplished in 8 giant volumes in 1815. With thousands of phrases, together with transcripts of records from the Domesday publication onwards, and hundreds of thousands of engravings of church buildings, their monuments, homes, lakes, abbeys, castles, coats of palms or even fossils, this was once a venture on a scale by no means envisaged ahead of, and infrequently seeing that. A London printer via exchange, Nichols had connections with numerous vital Leicestershire households, and either one of his other halves had their kin roots within the county. even though he endured to provide his different courses comparable to the Gentleman's journal, Nichols committed over 1 / 4 of a century to his nice paintings, within which time he organised a small military of artists and engravers, communicated with nearly each clergyman and important landowner within the county and visited for my part a few of the church buildings and homes illustrated in his volumes. regardless of the inevitable inaccuracies in any such monstrous project, Nichols continues to be the main consulted textual content on Leicestershire, and the 1st resource to be consulted through any historian studying the historical past of the realm. His paintings used to be a list of switch and improvement: Nichols' misplaced Leicestershire now celebrates his devotion and dedication to the county through taking a look at how many of the constructions he illustrated 200 years in the past have survived to the current day.

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Download Battersea Through Time by Simon McNeill-Ritchie,Ron Elam PDF

By Simon McNeill-Ritchie,Ron Elam

Battersea has grown to be a modern and colourful district of south-west London. known as Patricesy within the Domesday publication, Battersea was once traditionally most sensible recognized for marketplace gardening, offering fruit, greens and vegetation for the town of London. notwithstanding, the world moved from rural to city with the arrival of the railways, and large-scale housing from the 1840s, scary a inhabitants development from 4,000 to 120,000 by way of the start of the 20th century. Glimpses of the prior can nonetheless be obvious round sleek Battersea, yet a lot has replaced through the years. utilizing a range of previous and new photos, neighborhood historians Simon McNeill-Ritchie and Ron Elam hint Battersea's specified trip during the last century. that includes landmarks resembling Battersea energy Station, Battersea canine & Cats domestic and Battersea Park, this e-book is vital studying for a person who is aware and loves this well-known South London district.

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Download Brighton From Old Photographs by Christopher Horlock PDF

By Christopher Horlock

The south coast urban of Brighton has lengthy been one in every of Britain’s most famed and influential areas, ever because the Prince of Wales, later George IV, started to stopover at frequently, built the Royal Pavilion and hence inspired its improvement as a modern seashore lodge. Brighton endured to develop as an immense vacationer centre following the arriving of the railways in 1841, turning into a favored vacation spot for day-trippers from London.

In this interesting selection of pictures from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, writer Christopher Horlock indicates Brighton on the peak of its status because the ‘Queen of watering places’, a time whilst lots of her significant sights have been equipped, together with the Grand resort, the West Pier, and the Brighton Palace Pier. Brighton From outdated pictures offers anything for everybody, be they long-time citizens or first-time visitors.

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Download Northampton Memories by Christine Jones PDF

By Christine Jones

Northampton stories brings jointly the memories of individuals from a number of components of the city and from more than a few diversified age teams. It comprises stories of domestic and family members lifestyles, the neighborhood outlets and industry, stories of wartime rationing, stories of neighborhood companies, schooling, parks and play components, of traveling from side to side at the neighborhood shipping providers, thoughts of the previous dance halls and occasions, and of the way town itself has replaced during the years. subscribe to Christine Jones and the town’s citizens as they make a journey down reminiscence lane.

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Download Northumberland's Hidden History by Stan Beckensall PDF

By Stan Beckensall

Northumberland has an outstanding many appealing websites which are well-recorded, and are often visited and written approximately. notwithstanding, during this new booklet Dr Stan Beckensall focuses upon areas which are off the overwhelmed music, now not so popular, yet all of large curiosity for his or her gorgeous destinations and tales. they're scattered around the county within the hills, valleys, scarplands and at the coast. websites featured contain destinations off the 'Alemouth highway' from Hexham to Rothbury; hidden valleys and waterfalls at Linhope Spout, Roughting Linn and Hareshaw Linn; seascapes; deserted settlements and centres; pilgrimage routes; graveyards, and the outstanding rock formations that make up a lot of the panorama. Northumberland hides a few of its historical past in names, and those too are printed. all through are the author's reflections at the value of what's obvious and known.

Includes one hundred forty five black and white and 25 color illustrations

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Download A Year in the Life of Victorian Britain by Felicity Trotman PDF

By Felicity Trotman

Queen Victoria reigned for sixty-four years, and in these years Britain replaced vastly. not just have been there many medical and technological advances, corresponding to the unfold of railways, a transatlantic telegraph cable and Darwin’s theories at the origins of guy, yet there have been additionally momentous social and cultural advancements, together with the development of women’s schooling and the founding of charities. This used to be prepared opposed to a backdrop of tremendous wealth and appalling poverty, devastating famine and warfare, and the distinction of lifestyles in large urban slums and altering state landscapes. those elements of lifestyles have been defined in writing by means of reporters, essayists, social commentators, poets and kids. Novels similar to Black attractiveness and The Water infants pricked the judgment of right and wrong of the state. girls travelled: Florence Nightingale to the Crimea to reform nursing practices, Sarah Wilson to South Africa the place she used to be the 1st lady warfare correspondent. Hippolyte Taine, the French historian and thinker, used to be occupied with what he present in England, and Fredrick Engels constructed a lot of his political thought due to operating in his family’s cotton mill in Manchester. A yr within the lifetime of Victorian Britain covers a big variety of topics written via quite a lot of humans. It spans the size of Victoria’s reign and contains an access for each day of the 12 months. recognized names and unexpected ones, from Victoria herself to the shy Anon, are all represented during this wealthy anthology.

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Download Secret Worthing by James Henry,Colin Walton PDF

By James Henry,Colin Walton

each city and village has a mystery or tucked away; Worthing isn't any exception. This renowned Sussex seashore inn at the south coast is an eclectic mixture of Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian structure, with a dash of paintings deco and a smattering of medieval in case you understand the place to appear. neighborhood historical past books are a useful resource of data, charting the improvement of a city, yet there are a few oddities and curiosities that lack clarification or advantage few phrases. it's those that James and Colin have set themselves the duty of investigating. Few will realize that they're jogging within the footsteps of Oscar Wilde or Jane Austen, either one of whom have been momentary citizens of Worthing. inside of those pages you’ll become aware of tales of locations, humans and items. sign up for us as we find these secrets and techniques usually hidden in undeniable view.

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