Download A-Z of Reading: Places-People-History by Stuart Hylton PDF

By Stuart Hylton

studying has a wealthy historical past going again good over 1000 years. It has noticeable kings and queens making prolonged remains within the city (a king of britain is even buried there), conferences of Parliament, and pitched battles fought for the keep watch over of the country in its streets. In its time it's been a nationally very important centre of spiritual pilgrimage, a key a part of each new mode of shipping – from canals and stagecoaches to the railways and motorways – a producing city whose items have been recognized all over the world, and a number one centre for the high-tech industries of tomorrow.

Well-known neighborhood writer Stuart Hylton takes the reader on an alphabetical travel of this Berkshire city, having a look particularly for the a laugh, offbeat and unforeseen tales hidden inside. totally illustrated with photographs from the prior and current, A–Z of examining is bound to entice someone who lives or works within the town.

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Download East Lothian Through Time by Liz Hanson PDF

By Liz Hanson

East Lothian, formerly referred to as Haddingtonshire, has either benefitted and suffered from its strategic position among Scotland s capital urban and England s northernmost county. ahead of 1707, the area bore the brunt of battles among the 2 nations, not just on land yet alongside 32 miles of beach. the wealthy, fertile soils, nonetheless, have produced wealth via agriculture and the patchwork of huge, neat fields is synonymous with the panorama of East Lothian this present day. The proximity to Edinburgh makes it a chief place from which to trip. appealing pantiled houses abound in the course of the villages and geographical region, all inside of brief distances of the fresh shorelines or hyperlinks golfing classes, whereas tranquility can be present in the woodlands or mild moorland slopes of the Lammermuir Hills. The reminders of occasions should be considered this present day by way of a walk round a fortress, yet twenty-first-century East Lothian is thriving.

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Download A1 Landmarks: Fascinating Points Along the Route by James Clark PDF

By James Clark

The A1, Britain’s longest numbered street, is a ribbon of tarmac that stretches for 396 miles and threads its approach into the center of 2 nice capital towns. it's a direct descendant of the nice North highway, whose path it nonetheless in part follows; a residing and respiring entity, it's in a relentless country of flux in an try and accommodate an ever-increasing circulate of site visitors. For the observant visitor and lover of structure, artwork, engineering and heritage, the region of the A1 will turn out to be an incredibly profitable surroundings. utilized by tens of hundreds of thousands of motorists each day, and at the doorstep of hundreds of thousands, lots of its landmarks are a well-known sight to people who commute alongside or dwell close to it. From medieval church buildings to twentieth-century nuclear strength stations, 100-metre-tall brutalist tower blocks to fragile timber-framed dwellings and from picturesque windmills to formations of substantial glossy wind generators, there are recognized works of public paintings designed to be seen through the passing traveler, elaborately embellished city pubs and centuries-old hotels which are a legacy of the training period. For these humans intrigued by means of those constructions, this e-book will try and shed a few gentle on their earlier, current and future.

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Download Faces of Bolton by Ray Jefferson,Jeff Layer PDF

By Ray Jefferson,Jeff Layer

Bolton was once the centre of the Lancashire cotton undefined, and skilled speedy enlargement and inhabitants progress within the 19th century. the 20th century observed town coming to phrases with this progress and the inevitable adjustments. at the present time it's much less industrialised and hard-edged; an altogether a lot greener and cleanser place.

Local photographers Ray Jefferson and Jeff Layer recognize Bolton’s ginnels, streets and squares, in addition to its beautiful moorland atmosphere. Charged with taking pictures the essence of town, they've got grew to become their cameras on its population, the folks who make Bolton what it really is at the present time. those are the folks you’ll locate in those pages – the shopkeepers, schoolteachers, businessmen and ladies, nurses, musicians, restuarant vendors, politicians, theatre and sportspeople, them all taking excitement in being part of this Lancashire city and sharing their stories.

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Download Waypoints: Seascapes and Stories of Scotland's West Coast by Ian Stephen PDF

By Ian Stephen

experience, memoir, storytelling and occasion of all issues maritime meet in Waypoints, a superbly written account of sea trips from Scotland's west coast. within the e-book Ian Stephen unearths a lifetime's love affair with crusing; each one voyage honours a seagoing vessel, and every event is followed by means of a spell-binding retelling of a conventional story concerning the sea. His writing is captivating and lyrical, light yet looking, and is followed by means of appealing illustrations of every vessel, drawn by way of his spouse, artist Christine Morrison.

Ian Stephen is a Scottish author, artist and storyteller from the distant and bewitching Isle of Lewis within the Outer Hebrides. He fell in love with boats and crusing as a boy, pairing this love affair with a fondness for the gorgeous yet cruel Scottish sea coast, an idea and motivating strength in the back of his poems, tales, performs, radio proclaims and visible arts initiatives for plenty of years.

This publication should be a pleasant and soaking up learn for an individual with a keenness for crusing and the seas, Scotland's panorama and coastlines, tales and the origins of language and literature.

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Download Robin Hood's Bay The Postcard Collection by Robin Lidster PDF

By Robin Lidster

The picturesque fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay is five miles south of Whitby and 15 miles north of Scarborough at the coast of North Yorkshire. Now a well-liked vacationer vacation spot with its specified maze of tiny streets tumbling down the cliffs, the village used to be synonymous with smuggling and there's reputed to be a community of subterranean passageways linking the homes. Fishing, which had continuously been the most valid job within the village, began to decline within the past due 19th century and this present day many of the neighborhood source of revenue comes from tourism.

Robin Hood’s Bay: The Postcard assortment takes the reader on an evocative trip into the previous fishing village’s previous via a range of previous postcards that supply a desirable window into its history.

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Download Lesereise Schottland: Whisky, Seetang und karierte Röcke by Ralf Sotscheck PDF

By Ralf Sotscheck

Wie kann Schottland an Europa kleben, wo es doch einstmals ein Teil Kanadas warfare und dort lag, wo wir heute auf der Karte Australien sehen? used to be bewegt selbst einen echten Schotten zum Traditionsbruch - nämlich doch eine Unterhose zu tragen? Existiert es nun oder nicht - das Ungeheuer? was once macht das Getränk mit dem Duft nach Torf und Seetang zu Whisky erster Qualität?
Bei seiner Reise durch den schottischen Alltag, seinen Erkundungen natürlicher Gegebenheiten, rätselhafter Geschehnisse und kulinarischer Eigentümlichkeiten und seiner Darstellung der wirtschaftlichen, politischen und sozialen state of affairs geht Ralf Sotscheck immer wieder zurück in die Vergangenheit des Landes. Er führt in die Städte und an die entlegensten Orte, in das schottische Hochland, auf Halbinseln und legendenumwobene Eilande, auf Schlösser, in Kerker und Verliese mit akustischer Kulisse. So trifft guy auf die Welt zwischen Lowlandern und Highlandern ebenso wie auf die Schwierigkeiten der städtischen Gesellschaft von Glasgow und die Ängste eines Volkes, dem erzählt wird, das norwegische Leichtöl vor der Küste der Shetlandinseln werde von der Natur selbst abgebaut.

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Download Cotswold Pubs and Breweries by Tim Edgell PDF

By Tim Edgell

The Cotswolds, comprising components of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, is distinctive the biggest zone of remarkable common good looks in England. This quintessentially rural panorama of mellow stone villages and marketplace cities used to be made wealthy hundreds and hundreds of years in the past by means of the golden fleeces of the Cotswold Lion sheep. This interesting selection of photographs illustrates the adjustments that experience taken position over greater than a century within the approved exchange and brewing of the Cotswolds. It touches upon the arriving of gastro pubs with their delicate brown leather-based sofas, and the decline of the 'character' landlord. the writer has constructed a fondness for Cotswold pubs over twenty-five years and has verified contacts with the bigger breweries and rising craft brewers. With its buoyant vacationer alternate, the Cotswolds has now not lately suffered the quick decline in pub numbers obvious in different places. notwithstanding, regardless of the resurgence of actual ales, many vintage pubs and motels usually are not thriving. So, with such attractive surroundings and a wealth of welcoming resorts, now could be the fitting time to come back to the Cotswolds and sit back with an area beer.

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Download Guildford Through Time by Bernard Parke,David Rose PDF

By Bernard Parke,David Rose

Guildford via Time is a special perception into the illustrious historical past of this a part of the rustic. Reproduced in complete color, this can be an exhilarating exam of Guildford, the well-known streets and the well-known faces, and what they intended to the folks of this region in the course of the nineteenth and into the 20 th Century. having a look past the beautiful external of those well-kept pictures, readers can see the historic context within which they're set and during the author's real captions for each photograph, and carefully-selected collection of pictures, the reader can in attaining a competent view of this area's historical past. Readers are invited to keep on with a timeline of occasions and watch the altering face of this city, because the authors consultant us throughout the streets of Guildford. there's something for everybody right here, whether or not they have lived during this region all their lives, or whether or not they are only vacationing this awesome city. It additionally exhibits how images has consistently developed to take care of with an ever altering society.

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Download Court Life Under the Plantagenets : Reign of Henry the by Hall,Hubert PDF

By Hall,Hubert

in contrast to another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we've not used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this results in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are pictures resembling images, maps, sketches and so forth now we have endeavoured to maintain the standard of those photographs, in order that they characterize adequately the unique artefact. even supposing sometimes there is definite imperfections with those outdated texts, we suppose they should be made to be had for destiny generations to enjoy.

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