Fisher Row and the Watery Fringes of Oxford Through Time by Nancy Hood

By Nancy Hood

Fisher Row used to be created on account of the citadel Mill, recorded within the Domesday booklet at the western fringe of Oxford. This e-book files the myriad alterations that experience taken position at the Oxford Canal and at the rivers Thames and Cherwell, Oxford's watery fringes. even though the heritage of those parts used to be formed via the fishermen and boatmen who settled there, and by way of the Dissolution of the monasteries that after ruled the panorama, there's extra to work out. Nancy Hood files the landscapes which galvanized Lewis Carroll, who instructed the tales which grew to become Alice in Wonderland on a ship journey alongside the river, Colin Dexter and Philip Pullman, let alone the idyllic riverside pubs and college rowing occasions. This rigorously chosen number of photographs will shock and enjoyment someone who is aware and loves this picturesque yet much less famous a part of the city.

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Farnborough Through Time by Jo Gosney

By Jo Gosney

Farnborough via Time is a special perception into the illustrious background of this a part of the rustic. Reproduced in complete color, this can be an exhilarating exam of Farnborough, the well-known streets and the recognized faces, and what they intended to the folks of this zone during the nineteenth and into the 20 th Century. having a look past the beautiful external of those well-kept photographs, readers can see the historic context during which they're set and during the author's real captions for each photo, and carefully-selected collection of photos, the reader can in achieving a competent view of this town's background. Readers are invited to stick with a timeline of occasions and watch the altering face of this city, as Jo Gosney publications us in the course of the neighborhood streets. there's something for everybody right here, whether or not they have lived within the sector all their lives or whether or not they are only traveling this fantastic city. Farnborough via Time additionally indicates how images has always developed to maintain with an ever altering society.

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Medway & Swale Shipping Through Time by Geoff Lunn

By Geoff Lunn

From Whitstable, with its oyster beds and fishing fleet, to Chatham and Rochester, the Medway and Swale components have visible a various number of transport through the years, from the fishing smacks to males of warfare, Thames barges, crusing vessels, submarines, excitement steamers, ferries and load ships. Geoff Lunn makes use of images to teach the contrasts during the last couple of centuries, giving a flavour of the vessels to be obvious from the banks of the Medway and the Isle of Sheppey.Almost two hundred pictures express simply how the maritime background of the world has replaced, as naval bases have closed down, piers have lain unused and delight steamers have come and long gone. except a number of distinct events in keeping with 12 months, crusing barges now not inhabit the creeks, the ships of the cement are long past, and the Chatham Dockyards has turn into a museum. learn about the wealthy maritime history of the Swale and Medway and the way it has changed.

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Doncaster Through Time by Peter Tuffrey

By Peter Tuffrey

Doncaster has constantly benefited from its place. It stands at the nice North highway, outdated via the A1, the first course for all site visitors from London to Edinburgh, and thanks to its strategic geographical value it emerged as an commercial centre within the mid-nineteenth century. underneath the city lies a massive coal seam and it used to be this that brought on Doncaster’s exponential inhabitants progress. within the early a part of the 20 th century Doncaster turned one of many greatest coal-mining parts within the state, with the changing into probably the most major neighborhood employers. despite the fact that, in addition to many different parts, numerous mining jobs have been misplaced within the mid-1980s, and several other pits closed. this present day, coal mining has been eradicated with out collieries surviving. The loss of life of coal observed a domino impression that resulted in the elimination of many different tertiary industries.

In contemporary years, even if, the city’s fortunes have replaced. Its centre has passed through redevelopment together with the development of an schooling urban campus, at present the most important schooling funding of its style within the united kingdom. The Doncaster Lakeside, incorporating Doncaster Rovers on the Keepmoat Stadium, is an enormous new improvement and the ever-popular ‘Dome’, opened in 1989 by means of Princess Diana, features a cutting-edge swimming pool, fitness center and ice rink. The Frenchgate Centre, a purchasing centre and shipping interchange, has additionally been prolonged to connect to the railway station and bus station. The Waterdale zone of the city centre is at present present process rejuvenation, with a brand new theatre (known as CAST), new civic places of work and a brand new public sq. already having been accomplished, on a part of the positioning of the previous Waterdale vehicle park. those adjustments, and lots of extra, are all documented in Peter Tuffrey’s interesting selection of previous and new pictures of Doncaster.

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Through the Woods by H.E. Bates,Agnes Miller-Parker,Laura Beatty

By H.E. Bates,Agnes Miller-Parker,Laura Beatty

H.E. Bates carried a wooded area in his mind's eye. He fell less than its spell as a boy growing to be up within the Midlands, changing into more and more enchanted at any time when he stepped less than the wooded cover. reminiscence magnified its secret through the years, enriching his tales as he grew winning as a author. yet why did this position turn into part of him? What are the traits of all woodlands that lead them to so special?

Set in Kent, Bates returns to these timber of his adolescence to breath lifestyles into the altering personality of a unmarried forest yr, revealing how helpful they're to the English geographical region. Our new version is illustrated all through with Agnes Miller Parker’s outstanding engravings.

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Cranborne Chase: A Secret Landscape by Roger Lane,Roger Holman

By Roger Lane,Roger Holman

Cranborne Chase is a space of remarkable ordinary attractiveness in southern England, encompassing the counties of Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. the following royalty as soon as got here to seek deer and different video game in a space that turned referred to as the Chase. It continues to be a panorama that sounds like a portray of the earlier, with open chalk downland, extensive expansive skies, dramatic escarpments and panoramic perspectives. well known for its archaeological treasures, it continues to be principally unspoilt with its personal experience of remoteness. Chalk river valleys offer a distinction with hidden villages, church buildings and manor homes surrounded through old woodlands, forming an atmospheric panorama the place nature and humanity reside hand in hand. during this publication, Roger Lane lines parts of the region's heritage, sometimes with own anecdotes including to the curiosity. He and Roger Holman are acclaimed photographers with an intimate wisdom of the world. right here, their images informs and delights either viewers and citizens alike.

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Secret Chislehurst by Joanna Friel,Adam Swaine

By Joanna Friel,Adam Swaine

The identify Chislehurst actually skill ‘a stony position within the woods’. A a bit of acceptable identify to bear in mind as Joanna Friel explores the secrets and techniques of Chislehurst. proof of Chislehurst’s wealthy background might be obvious embedded in the course of the streets of this district, highlighting that Chislehurst continues to be a distinct position of exact personality. it truly is, certainly, no traditional suburb. utilizing significant wisdom of the realm, Joanna Friel presents her readers with a super investigate the secrets and techniques of the world. From visually seen fragments of the earlier that also exist to these lesser-known proof. for example, do you know that an creative verbal exchange process erected at the town’s maximum hill supposedly avoided an invasion via Napoleon Bonaparte, or neighborhood demise sparked the wreck of a pacesetter of the Irish domestic Rule move? From locals trying to find a nostalgic glance again into their district to traveling viewers, this e-book presents a good replacement view into the covert elements of Chislehurst.

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Golf in Scotland: A Travel-Planning Guide with Profiles of by Allan Ferguson

By Allan Ferguson

thought of the "bible" of Scottish golfing go back and forth, golfing IN SCOTLAND is designed to aid tourists plan cheap, trained golfing journeys to the "Home of Golf." Seven chapters provide suggestion on whilst to head, the place to move, air shuttle, apartment autos, accommodation, and different trip judgements. St. Andrews gets distinct realization in its personal bankruptcy. The e-book offers thirteen certain itineraries, five lower than $2,000.Extensive descriptions of seventy four Scottish classes and their settings contain reserving guidelines and entire touch info. Appendices contain a golfing Readiness list, over two hundred web content for accommodation and making plans, and a bibliography for extra reading.

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Southampton in 50 Buildings by Garth Groombridge

By Garth Groombridge

regardless of its Anglo-Saxon origins, heritage has no longer regularly been type to Southampton, specifically in the course of the 20th century while broad moment global battle bombing and (sometimes) faulty city making plans mixed, leading to the lack of many advantageous and fascinating constructions. Even now, a few of what continues to be is lower than long term danger from informal overlook or disuse. apart from the foremost vacationer points of interest just like the Bargate, the so-called Canute's Palace or the Tudor condominium, first and foremost look sleek Southampton can look bland and relatively chaotic.

However, by way of taking a pattern of 50 structures, no longer them all continuously so visible or that renowned, this booklet units out to chart the town's thousand-year-plus chronological historical past. From the medieval period via to its eighteenth-century acceptance as a spa, its slow, yet seeing that non-stop, growth as a advertisement docks in the course of the final two hundred years, the dramatic adjustments to its coastline and topography, and, via the past due 20th century and into the twenty-first, its transformation right into a new, dynamic, bustling urban. at the method we find historical public homes, ancient church buildings, eccentric monuments, altering fortunes (both advertisement and political), dramatic examples of civic and mercantile aspirations, and an eclectic mixture of many alternative, contrasting architectural styles.

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The Mersey Road Tunnels: The First Eighty Years in Pictures by Peter Jackson-Lee

By Peter Jackson-Lee

the tale of the Queensway and Kingsway street tunnels, jointly often called the Mersey street Tunnels, is a narrative of growth and progress because the zone round them constructed and altered. No tunnel of similar diameter have been outfitted prior to, and not anything matched its size or its complexity. as soon as accomplished, regardless of fierce competition from the robust and persuasive rail undefined, this wonderful feat of engineering used to be dubbed ‘the 8th ask yourself of the area’ in a few corners.

Work began at the tunnels whilst, on sixteen December 1925, Princess Mary set the pneumatic drills in movement to let the 1st shaft to be dug at the surviving component of the previous Georges Dock. related excavations have been occurring at the Birkenhead part at Morpeth Dock. Excavation used to be made utilizing a mixture of drilling and explosives and as much as 1,700 males labored at the tunnel simultaneously.

With a variety of infrequent and ancient photos, Peter Jackson-Lee tells the attention-grabbing tale of those iconic and demanding tunnels that stay one of many most interesting achievements in engineering to come back out of Liverpool and Merseyside.

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