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London's East End History Tour

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by Foley, Michael
London's East End History Tour is a unique insight into the illustrious history of this famous old port. This new book guides us through the streets and alleyways, showing how its famous landmarks used to look and how they've changed over the years as well as exploring its lesser-known sights and hidden corners. With the help of a handy location map, readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and di...
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Victorian London Through Time

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by Manton, Colin
The Victorian era saw great changes to Britain's capital. This book illustrates the nineteenth-century aspects of London that the Victorians were so proud of: the pioneering public health engineering of Bazalgette's system of intercepting sewers; the magnificent public buildings such as the 'new' Gothic House of Commons and Big Ben; impressive new expanded British Museum, the Classical National Gallery and ...
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Clerkenwell & Islington Pubs

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by Homer, Johnny
Clerkenwell and Islington are two of London's most historic districts; areas where radicalism once thrived and heavy industry flourished, where poverty and lawlessness were commonplace. This diverse and colourful history can be traced in the area's many pubs. The ancient parish of Clerkenwell, located just outside the City of London's walls, was historically the home of the Knights Hospitallers of St John o...
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Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics: A Sideways Look at Twentieth-Century London

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by Baker, Rob
"I love London society! I think it has immensely improved. It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be." An Ideal Husband, OSCAR WILDE Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics is based on the popular London history website nickelinthemachine.com "Another Nickel in the Machine pretty much justifies the internet's existence all on its own" - DANNY BAKER...
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Historic England: London's East End: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

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by Foley, Michael
This illustrated history portrays one of London's most fascinating areas. It provides a nostalgic look at the East End's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites.
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The Princess's Garden: Royal Intrigue and the Untold Story of Kew

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by Berridge, Vanessa
The British enthusiasm for gardening has fascinating roots. The Empire and trade across the globe created an obsession with exotic new plants, and showed the power and reach of Britain in the early eighteenth century. At that time, national influence wasn't measured by sporting success, musical or artistic influence. Instead it was expressed in the design of parks and gardens such as Kew and Stowe, and the ...
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Bristol Pubs

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by MacVeigh, James
Ever since the days when it was the starting point for voyages of discovery to the New World, the old port of Bristol has boasted a wealth of taverns, inns, alehouses, and public houses. Most of the older drinking establishments that have survived have stories to tell; frequently quirky or surprising, always interesting and often with nautical links. Some involve real historical figures such as Daniel Defoe...
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Wren's City of London Churches

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by Christopher, John
LONDON needed rebuilding after the great fire of 1666. Eighty-eight churches had been destroyed and a grand plan to rebuild them was started by Sir Christopher Wren. In the end, he designed fifty-one new churches and the splendour that is St Paul's Cathedral. Of the fifty-one churches, many have been lost, either to a combination of Victorian indifference, fire, subsidence or German bombs. Twelve Wren City ...
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St Pancras Station Through Time

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by Christopher, John
With its famous hotel, St Pancras is now the London terminus of the Eurostar, with a high speed rail link to the Kent coast and the Channel Tunnel. But it was not always so. Once nearly redundant and threatened with demolition, the station was the London terminus of the Midland Railway, and could proclaim at its opening the largest single span roof in the world. Over GBP800 million saw St Pancras restored a...
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Prehistoric Wiltshire

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by Clarke, Bob
Wiltshire contains some of the most important archaeological sites in Britain.Its Prehistoric remains include the breath-taking Stonehenge, awesome stone circle at Avebury , the enigma of Silbury Hill and a large number of hillforts. Among these important sites are also found smaller, perhaps lesser-known monuments of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, including the King Barrow cemetery and Woodhenge. Bob Cla...
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Sydenham and Forest Hill Through Time

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by Grindlay, Steve
For centuries, Sydenham was a small hamlet on the edge of a large tract of common land, known as Sydenham Common, in the parish of St Mary's, Lewisham. London was more than an hour's travel away. Over little more than half a century, three events radically altered Sydenham, turning it from a rural hamlet into a populous, even fashionable, suburb of London: the enclosure of Sydenham Common, the coming of the...
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British Railway Wagons 1980-2015

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by Dedman, John
All too often, when observing our railways, focus falls entirely on the locomotives or multiple units that haul the many services that travel on them. Britain's railway wagons are equally deserving of attention, with many fascinating details of their own. Over the past three decades, there has been much change on the railways, and the wagons reflect this too. Covering an often neglected subject, John Dedman...
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The Elephant & Castle

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by Humphrey, Stephen
Originally called Newington, the Elephant and Castle is a major junction in South London, located in the Borough of Southwark. The name 'Elephant and Castle' comes from a public house of the same name in the area. The pub has been rebuilt several times, and the present Elephant and Castle pub, at the junction of New Kent Road and Newington Causeway, was part of a 1960s redevelopment. However, the origins of...
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Central Bristol Through Time

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by Anthony Beeson
Brycgstowe, 'the place at the bridge', as the Saxon founders of Bristol once called it, is a city of destiny. Once the second port in the country and one of the wealthiest cities in Britain, it has enjoyed centuries of prosperity based on manufacturing, seafaring and trade. Geographically split between the counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset and approached by sea through the dramatic Avon Gorge, the ci...
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Cadbury & Fry Through Time

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by Paul Chrystal
These two British companies did much to pioneer the chocolate industry, not just in the UK but throughout the world. Up until 1918 the two companies were quite separate competitors but Cadbury's growth earlier in the decade along with Rowntree's resurgence led to Cadbury's takeover of Fry. The early days and progress of the companies, both before and after merging, are charted here with many examples of ear...
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British Airways: An Illustrated History

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by Jarvis, Paul
There can be few world-class companies that boast the heritage and traditions inherent in the British Airways brand. Indeed, the company that became British Airways operated the world's first commercial scheduled airline service in 1919. From the early days of aviation through to more recent times, British Airways has stood for high standards of quality and professionalism. Curator of the British Airways He...
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Bristol City Docks Through Time

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by Brian Lewis
Bristol City Docks Through Time is a unique insight into the illustrious history of this part of the country. Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of Bristol's docks, and what they meant to the people of this area throughout the 19th and into the 20th Century. Looking beyond the exquisite exterior of these well-kept photos, readers can see the historical context in which they are set,...
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Central Bristol Through the Ages

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by Beeson, Anthony
Bristol, `Queen of the West Country', is a city founded on manufacturing and trade. Once described as producing within its bounds every daily necessity required in life, its merchants were mocked by outsiders for lives dominated by a rage for profit. It was a city in which grandeur lived cheek by jowl with poverty and pollution, and dangerous industry with domesticity.
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The Great Brunel

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by Morris, Chris
Isambard Kingdom Brunel is a name synonymous with the heroic and inventive engineering of the Victorian era. His personal bravery, persuasive character and refusal to accept the conventional boundaries of his profession led him to a wide range of exceptional achievements. In this revised and updated edition, Chris Morris tracks down Brunel's legacy to provide an unrivalled visual celebration of the great ma...
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Kingston Upon Thames in 50 Buildings

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by McCarthy, Julian
At the heart of one of London's busiest boroughs, nestled on the banks of the River Thames, lies Kingston upon Thames. This vibrant Surrey market town first appears on record in a royal document from AD 838 and by the tenth century it had become the place of coronation for Anglo-Saxon kings. The town itself has managed to retain many of its historical roots with the countless examples of beautiful architect...
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