Secret Bracknell by Marion Field

By Marion Field

Bracknell used to be built as a ‘new city’ in 1949, however the zone were evolving due to the fact that Saxon occasions. A royal constitution from advert 942 mentions ‘Bracken Head’ and a neighborhood entire tuition nonetheless bears the identify ‘Brackenhale’. It was once a well-liked looking flooring for kings and queens and it used to be right here that the widowed Catherine of Aragon turned pleasant with the newly topped Henry VIII and secretly married him. Bull-baiting and cock scuffling with have been renowned until eventually 1835, while either have been banned. therefore a pub within the excessive highway bears the identify ‘The Bull’. within the eighteenth century, highwaymen and highway gangs flourished and tales in their exploits abound. mystery Bracknell will include a few of the little-known tales of royal viewers, highwaymen, murders, ghosts and different incidents hidden underneath the ‘new town’.

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Pershore Through Time by Marion Freeman

By Marion Freeman

This attention-grabbing number of pictures lines the various some ways during which Pershore has replaced and built during the last century. This nostalgic booklet will take you on a travel round Pershore, a customary Worcestershire industry city. neighborhood historian Marion Freeman indicates us how little, in essence, where has replaced. The abbey nonetheless is still the centre of city existence, and conventional values are nonetheless liked, regardless of society s differently quick transformation. starting on the best of Newlands and together with smaller facet streets, we growth to the river on the foot of the city. we glance in the direction of Evesham prior to turning alongside what used to be initially the most highway in the direction of Worcester. We move the majestic Georgian structures with their Tudor foundations sooner than turning in the direction of the railway station and Pinvin. En path we find the altering makes use of of outdated constructions and the decline and development of neighborhood companies, outlets and businesses.

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Chislehurst Through Time by The Chislehurst Society

By The Chislehurst Society

The identify Chislehurst actually ability a stony position within the woods. those woods are greatly obvious this present day. Chislehurst is surrounded by way of nationwide belief forest, Scadbury Park and the original significant function of the Chislehurst Commons, that is conserved as open area in perpetuity through Acts of Parliament. The Chislehurst Caves, the place many hundreds of thousands of Londoners sheltered throughout the Blitz of the second one global struggle, also are a key vacationer appeal. the coming of the railway in 1865 sparked the start of a housing growth and the village grew to become domestic to prosperous East India retailers, legal professionals and bankers. Chislehurst has visible switch and improvement around the generations. even though, total, Chislehurst is still a distinct position of particular personality, the place busy commuters benefit from the charms of the Kent nation-state. it truly is, certainly, no usual suburb .

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Isleham Through Time by Vernon Place

By Vernon Place

Isleham is a hectic and lively village extending from the limestone subsoil of the highlands down into the (now shrinking) black fertile soil of the fens of south-east Cambridgeshire; the River Lark divides it from Suffolk because it flows into the good Ouse close to Ely. It has a inhabitants of fewer than 2,500. The parish covers round 5,000 acres of in most cases agricultural land which, together with the extraction of limestone in past occasions, supplied employment for almost all of the village.Until the early 1800s, entry to the village used to be commonly by way of river even supposing a few locations can be accessed via droves and footpaths. The railways got here in 1885 and greatly lowered the river site visitors leading to a lot unemployment. A street equipped in the course of the fens to Prickwillow in 1939 and one outfitted later to Soham made trip a lot more straightforward. This affectionate portrait of the world will evoke nostalgic thoughts for citizens and viewers alike.

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Tipton Through Time by Keith Hodgkins

By Keith Hodgkins

Tipton has been defined because the quintessence of the Black nation. within the early 19th century its coal mines have been acknowledged to be 'inexhaustible' and its ironworks 'on a such a lot wide scale', all served via a dense community of canals. by way of the top of the 1800s mining and iron making have been in decline yet production output endured to develop with a myriad of iron and metal operating trades and engineering actions, many concerning the automobile and electric industries. All this commercial job left a scarred panorama with virtually 1 / 4 of Tipton's floor being categorized as derelict within the past due Nineteen Forties. considering the fact that that point there was a gentle technique of regeneration however the velocity elevated quickly within the Nineteen Eighties whilst a few of the conventional industries closed and their websites have been redeveloped for residential use. Tipton via Time exhibits how the city has advanced right into a new, eco-friendly, submit business landscape.

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The Long Road Back--Or, How Airbnb Saved My Life: A Short by Annie Jai

By Annie Jai

A occasionally wry, continuously inspirational precise Airbnb story, both acceptable for marketers as for these trying to get away the rat race and accomplish monetary luck with lowered pressure! Embarking on a dicy scan to determine if she may shop herself and her English kingdom domestic, writer Annie self-evicted from her switched over Chapel simply on the aspect the place she may not come up with the money for to fill the auto with fuel.

The lengthy highway again is a regularly fun, at different occasions heart-rending story of 1 lady operating challenging to beat many traumas.

Annie's tale exhibits how an individual with any type of property--grand or modest--can in achieving a monetary turnaround following a similar version and utilizing estate platform Airbnb for leverage. Say so long to cash concerns and hi to monetary freedom.

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East Coast Rivers Cruising Companion: A Yachtsman's Pilot by Janet Harber

By Janet Harber

Well verified as ‘the East Coast yachtsman’s bible’, this twentieth version of Jan Harber’s vintage cruising better half marks the book’s sixtieth anniversary. relationship again to 1956 while Jack Coote, Jan’s father, produced the 1st black and white variation, East Coast Rivers, now extending from Lowestoft to Ramsgate, keeps to hide the rivers, curlew-haunted creeks and complicated shoals and swatchways of the Thames Estuary and surrounding rivers. finished pilotage and nautical info in accordance with years of neighborhood wisdom is complemented by way of port info and native maritime background, aiding cruising sailors to utilize their stopover at to the East Coast. The textual content is illustrated all through with up to date charts and images, together with staggering aerial photographs of many of the rivers and entrances that make up this loved cruising flooring. not just a pilot consultant, this is often the memoir of a family’s heritage; exploring, shooting and celebrating this remarkable crusing area.

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Question Time: A Journey Round Britain’s Quizzes by Mark Mason

By Mark Mason

Which significant united kingdom shop has a similar identify as Odysseus's puppy in Greek mythology?
In the unique model of the Band reduction hit 'Do They be aware of it truly is Christmas?', who sang the outlet line?
Which is the one US kingdom whose identify may be typed on a unmarried row of a QWERTY keyboard?

Travel author and quiz fan Mark Mason determined to mix of his maximum loves through surroundings off on a journey of Britain's quizzes. From a pub quiz in Edinburgh to a charity quiz in Hampshire, from a company quiz in Birmingham to a newshounds' quiz in Parliament, he reveals solutions aplenty whereas asking a few questions of his personal. simply what's it that draws us to those checks of our wisdom? What are the parts of the correct quiz query? And which is the purely English urban whose reliable identify starts with H?

The basically trip ebook ever to debate Winston Churchill's use of language and reveal Donald Duck's heart identify, QUESTION TIME is an affectionate tribute to Britain and one in all its such a lot loved associations - the quiz.

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East Dulwich Through Time by John D. Beasley

By John D. Beasley

East Dulwich via Time comprises a hundred and eighty photographs of East Dulwich in London, of which ninety are outdated pictures, (some published in a sepia tone and a few in complete colour). every one picture is outlined along a latest complete color picture illustrating an identical scene. The contrasting illustrations express how the realm has replaced and built over the last a hundred years. the pictures are of retailers, colleges, garages, church buildings, homes and road scenes and every photo is captioned. The booklet additionally has an advent which supplies a short review of the background of the area.

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Dudley Through Time by Peter Glews

By Peter Glews

Dudley via Time is a special perception into the illustrious background of this a part of the rustic. Reproduced in complete color, this can be a thrilling exam of Dudley, the well-known streets and the recognized faces, and what they intended to the folks of Dudley during the nineteenth and into the twentieth Century. having a look past the beautiful external of those well-kept pictures, readers can see the historic context within which they're set. in the course of the author's genuine captions for each photo, and carefully-selected selection of photos, the reader can in achieving a competent view of the town's heritage. Readers are invited to stick to a timeline of occasions and watch the altering face of Dudley, because the writer publications us in the course of the town's streets. there's something for everybody the following, whether or not they have lived in Dudley all their lives, or whether or not they are only traveling this vigorous city. It additionally indicates how images has consistently advanced to maintain with an ever altering society.

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