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A 1950s Childhood: From Tin Baths to Bread and Dripping

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by Feeney, Paul
Do you remember Pathe News? Taking the train to the seaside? The purple stains of iodine on the knees of boys in short trousers? Knitted bathing costumes? Then the chances are you were born in or around 1950. To the young people of today, the 1950s seems like another age. But for those born around then, this era of childhood seems like yesterday. From waking up to ice on the inside of the windows, washing i...
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The Little Book of Manchester

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by Hylton, Stuart
"The Little Book of Manchester" is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the city, from its Roman origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions the city made to the history of the nation, learn about the individual communities and how they came together to form the modern city and meet some of the great men and women, the eccentri...
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The Boer War

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by Nasson/1
The Boer War was a costly colonial conflict between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics in South Africa. Pitting the superior armed might of British imperialism against two of the world's tiniest rural states, it nevertheless took almost three years for the Boer forces to be defeated. The war saw the first use by the British of civilian concentration camps and the employment of a 'scor...
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The Little Book of the East End

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by Gordon/21
The Little Book of The East End is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts (plus some authentically bizarre bits of historic trivia). A reference book ...
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The Unseen Lusitania: The Ship in Rare Illustrations

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by Sauder, Eric
Lost to a German torpedo on 7 May 1915, Cunard's RMS Lusitania captured the world's imagination when she entered service in 1907. Not only was she was the largest ship in the world, but she was also revolutionary in design as well as being a record breaker. Lusitania is now sadly remembered for her tragic destruction, sinking in eighteen minutes with the loss of around 1,200 souls. Through never-before-see...
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Portobello in Old Photographs

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by Curtis, Maurice
Portobello lies on the bank of the Grand Canal, stretching from South Richmond Street to Clanbrassil Street and the South Circular Road and including some of the adjacent roads and streets. It is one of the country's most well-known suburbs, and has long been a hub for artistic and cultural Dublin. The list of luminaries associated with Portobello is quiet extraordinary. It includes some of the great names ...
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Richard III and the Murder in the Tower

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by PETER HANCOCK
Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews (the 'Princes in the Tower') in order to usurp the throne of England. Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend', the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this book focuses on the one execution for which we know that he was responsible....
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Heligoland

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by Drower/1
In 1956 sea area Heligoland became German Bight. But why did the North Sea island, which for nearly a century had demonstrated its loyalty to Britain, lose its identity? How had this once peaceful haven become, as Admiral Jacky Fisher exclaimed 'a dagger pointed at England's heart'? Behind the renaming of Heligoland lies a catalogue of deceit, political ambition, blunder and daring. Heligoland came unde...
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Highgate & Muswell Hill

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by Joan Schwitzer
Highgate and Muswell Hill
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The Little Book of the London Underground

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by David Long
With 980 million passengers a year, more than 250 miles of track, literally hundreds of different stations and a history stretching back nearly 150 years, the world's oldest underground railway might seem familiar, but actually, how well do you know it? Do you know, for example, who the Queen sat next to when she first went on the Tube in 1939? Or what they did with all the earth dug out to make way for the...
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Prehistoric Settlements

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by Robert Bewley
How and where did our ancestors live during the 8000 years between the end of Ice Age and the arrival of the Romans in AD 43? In tracing the variety and development of prehistoric settlements from the hunter-gatherers of the Mesolithic to the tribes of the Iron Age, Dr Bewley takes a fresh look at all the key sites, from Star Carr in Yorkshire and other Mesolithic settlements, the causewayed camps of the Ne...
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A Photographic History of P&O Cruises

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by Frame, Chris
One of the world's most loved cruise lines, P&O Cruises can trace its history back over 175 years. Through an impressive and unique collection of imagery, this book details the history of P&O Cruises and explores the impact P&O had in shaping the British Empire. With a vast fleet of ocean liners that undertook voyages to all parts of the globe, P&O was instrumental in immigration to Australia and New Zeala...
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London's River: Westminster to Woolwich

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by Chris Thurman
The River Thames has been the lifeblood of London since before Roman times. It is the city's raison d'etre and has been responsible for the growth of the city as a world trading centre.
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Muswell History & Guide

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by John Gay
A history and guide of Muswell Hill
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Old Market, Newtown, Lawrence Hill & Moorfields

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by Stephenson, David
This book is part of the Images of England series, which uses old photographs and archived images to show the history of various local areas in England, through their streets, shops, pubs, and people.
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The Port of Bristol

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by Andy King
"The Port of Bristol" looks at a slice of the Port's long history and industrial heritage (1908 - 1977), a period in which it was thriving and growing dramatically. During the 1870s a number of granaries and mills were constructed in the City Docks, and more throughout the twentieth century at Avonmouth which, a decade later, became a major miling centre, with a million tons of grain arriving each year. Oil...
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Bristol Times Revisited

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by Harrison, David
This book is part of the Changing Times series, which combines history records with nostalgia, and public accounts with personal reminiscences to show the history of various local places in Great Britain, and how things have changed over the years.
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Castle Park Before the Blitz

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by Maurice Bye
A history of Castle Park
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Camden Town & Kentish Town

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by M Colloms
This series of archive images evocatively recreates the Camden and Kentish Towns of the past. The majority of the photographs, postcards and ephemera are from private collections, presented here for the first time in a single volume. Using images of people, streets and houses, shops and local businesses, Camden Town adn Kentish Town shoes the transformation of this area of north-west London from open fields...
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Crews Hole, St George & Speedwell

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by Stephenson, Dave
Illustrated with over 200 archive pictures, this collection evocatively captures the histories of Netham, Crews Hole, St George and Speedwell in east Bristol. Snapshots of everyday life, from weddings, charabanc outings, pubs, shops and schools combine with vistas of the industries upon which these communities relied, particularly the collieries and chemical works whose chimneys towered over this area of th...
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