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Featured here are chapters on the village itself, the community, schools, seashore and fishing industry, high days and holidays and local events. It is sure to evoke many happy memories of yesteryear.
This visually arresting book takes the reader on a journey across the globe by presenting the most candid, immediate, and provocative images captured by the biggest names in street photography from its inception to today.
Featuring a range of picturesque vistas from around Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, including rolling hills, thatched cottages and stately homes, each stunning scene is full of intriguing detail sure to fire the imagination and make you reach for your colouring pencils.
Covering the villages and landscapes of West Yorkshire, this guide suggests 30 walks of varying lengths and difficulty but all offering unrestricted access to the West Yorkshire countryside.
The collection of images in this book portray the presence of Rolls-Royce in Crewe from the heady days just prior to the Second World War. It was decided then that a factory to manufacture desperately needed Merlin aero engines to power Spitfires and Hurricanes in the defence of these islands would be erected in the town. Images of both production and destruction chart the progress of the struggle with fascism until peace was won, allowing normal life to begin again. It was then that RR made the decision to turn the Pym's Lane factory away from armaments and concentrate all car production in the town, so the rest of the images show the many differing marques of the cars that bore the iconic RR logo along with the winged 'B' of the various Bentley models that were manufactured in south Cheshire. Many of the photographs that illustrate the production methods and machines in this volume have not been available to the general public, making it an interesting and informative read. The book closes with a long chapter concerned with the people and activities associated with the proud history of Bentley and Rolls-Royce in Crewe until the sad day when the marques divided leaving Bentley as the sole yet worthy owner of the Pym's Lane factory.
Historic true tales from Devon and Cornwall, written with a light touch for the general reader
In 1936, the Texas centennial was celebrated across the state. In The Frontier Centennial, Jacob Olmstead argues that Fort Worth's celebration of the centennial represented a unique opportunity to reshape the city's identity and align itself with a progressive future.
An A to Z of quirky facts and stories about Limerick county
Writer Matthew Condon rediscovers the city of his childhood. He takes the reader on a unique personal journey, unearthing the city's history - sometimes literally - and painting a portrait of transformation from a sleepy capital city that's more like a big country town, to a vibrant, confident place, but one where time can still move slowly.
From Hobart's convict legacy, its spectacular natural setting, heritage architecture and climate, to crime rates, economic hardship and new developments, not to mention the game-changer that is MONA, Timms brings a wealth of fresh insights, exploring the city with a mixture of affection, admiration, frustration and sadness.
In this bestselling book, Sophie Cunningham writes about what happened over the year that followed Black Saturday, the day that bushfires tore through the outskirts of Melbourne, shattering thousands of lives. She tries to capture the texture of the city, journeying into her own recollections of the city she grew up in and its history.
Sydney has always been the sexiest and brashest of Australia's cities, but perhaps the most misunderstood. In this new edition of Sydney - part of the classic City Series - Delia Falconer conjures up its sandstone, humidity and jacarandas, its fireworks, glitz and magic. But she discards lazy stereotypes to reveal a complex city.
A book about the textures, colours, sounds and frontier stories of Darwin, Australia's smallest and least-known capital city. It is a place that has to be felt to be known. Readers will sense the heat, the birds, the frogs, the mosquitoes, the architecture and the logistical infrastructure that keep the moon-base that is Darwin alive.
Lyrical and sensitive, David Whish-Wilson introduces his readers to the richness of the natural world and the trailblazers, the rebels, the occasional ghost and the ordinary people that bring Australia's remotest capital city to life.
Before there were guidebooks there were just guides--people in the community you could count on to show you around. I'll Take You There is written by and with the people who most intimately know Nashville, foregrounding the struggles and achievements of people's movements towards social justice.
Kerryn Goldsworthy's acclaimed Adelaide is a museum of sorts, a personal guide to the city through a collection of objects, iconic and everyday. Adelaide navigates her southern home, discovering its identifying curios and passing them to the reader to touch, inspect and marvel at.
This annotated edition of George H. Holliday's military memoir features new research that captures the untold story of Appalachian Ohio's soldiers and their experiences during the Civil War era at home and in the American West.