Download e-book for kindle: An Ayrshire Postcard Album by Frank Beattie

By Frank Beattie

Ayrshire is a colourful county, and but it's a space of sharp contrasts. There are rocky shorelines, sandy seashores, busy commercial cities, sleepy hamlets, fertile land and lightly rolling hills. Then there's the key position the locals prefer to retain to themselves: Loch Doon. therefore, Ayrshire has lengthy been well-liked by travelers from the world over. so much come for the tradition, golfing or to analyze their ancestry. Whoever they're, they're going to consistently ship a postcard domestic. An encyclopaedia should be written approximately Ayrshire, yet this e-book provides just a image, not anything extra. An Ayrshire Postcard Album illustrates Ayrshire s groups with a set of infrequent postcards, many from Frank Beattie s assortment, others donated from associations around the county. They contain photos of historic castles, nice mansions, humble cottages, village streets, and dealing humans. certainly, the album contains memorials to Ayrshire s nice achievers William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Johnnie Walker, Robert Burns, invoice Shankly and Keir Hardie.

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Download PDF by Philip Sherwood: Around Heathrow Through Time

By Philip Sherwood

sooner than 1944 Heathrow used to be a hamlet mendacity in peaceable obscurity in the parish of Harmondsworth. It was once within the center of a space of agricultural land given over virtually solely to industry gardening to supply fruit and greens to the London marketplace, which did little to disturb the peaceable scene. All this replaced in the course of the moment global conflict, while the choice was once made to find Britain's primary civil airport at Heathrow utilizing wartime powers. utilizing outdated and new photographs Philip Sherwood makes a speciality of the alterations that experience happened to Heathrow itself and the villages to the north of the airport, particularly Cranford, Harlington, Sipson, Harmondsworth and Longford, over the past a hundred years. those are recognized jointly because the Heathrow Villages, and there will be few components of the rustic that experience visible such dramatic alterations. This booklet could be crucial studying for a person acquainted with area.

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Download e-book for kindle: Flixton, Urmston & Davyhulme Through Time by Steven Dickens

By Steven Dickens

Flixton, Urmston and Davyhulme, within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, shape a desirable and traditionally varied district. Flixton is domestic to the traditional church of St Michael, verified round 1190, and Flixton residence, inbuilt 1806 and the previous domestic of the Worthington-Wright kinfolk. Western highway, Flixton, was once domestic to health professional Robert Moffat (1795 1883), whose daughter, Mary, married well-known missionary health professional David Livingstone. Urmston is the birthplace of John Collier (1709 86), artist, satirist and dialect poet, sometimes called Tim Bobbin. He used to be born on Church highway close to Urmston previous corridor, that is not status. Davyhulme used to be domestic to Charles Ewart from 1830, a sergeant within the Scots Greys, who lived for the final 16 years of his lifestyles on Bent Lanes. in additional fresh occasions, the district has performed host to The Beatles, who seemed on the Urmston convey in 1963.

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Download e-book for iPad: Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide) by Lonely Planet

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's best trip advisor publisher

Lonely Planet England is your passport to the main appropriate, updated suggestion on what to work out and pass, and what hidden discoveries anticipate you. think about the mysteries of Stonehenge, stopover at Shakespeare's domestic city or take up a London express; all together with your depended on commute better half. Get to the guts of britain and start your trip now!

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  • Honest stories for all budgets - consuming, snoozing, sight-seeing, going out, buying, hidden gem stones that almost all guidebooks leave out
  • Cultural insights provide you with a richer, extra profitable trip adventure - background, paintings, literature, cinema, song, structure, politics, landscapes, nutrition, drink, activity
  • Free, handy pull-out London map (included in print version), plus over ninety five color maps
  • Covers London, Newcastle, Lake District, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Midlands, the Marches, Nottingham, Cambridge, East Anglia, Oxford, Cotswolds, Canterbury, Devon, Cornwall, and extra

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The ideal Choice: Lonely Planet England , our such a lot finished consultant to England, is ideal for either exploring best points of interest and taking roads much less travelled.

  • Looking for a advisor all in favour of London? try out Lonely Planet London guide for a complete examine the entire urban has to supply; or Pocket London a handy-sized advisor fascinated by the can't-miss points of interest for a fast trip.
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About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has develop into the world's best trip media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning web site, cellular and electronic shuttle items, and a committed traveler group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally permits curious guests to get off overwhelmed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the locations during which they locate themselves.

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Billericay & Around Through Time - download pdf or read online

By Kate J. Cole

Billericay, occupied because the Bronze and Iron a while, is a longtime parish within the Basildon borough of Essex. it's also a part of the London Basin and acquired its constitution within the 13th century. Its such a lot striking historic episode came about in 1381 while Richard II’s infantrymen defeated Essex rebels at Norsey wooden, which ended the Peasants’ rebel. the arriving of the railway in 1889 had an enormous effect on Billericay, delivering nice hyperlinks to London and Southend-on-Sea.

In Billericay & round via Time, writer Kate J. Cole invitations the reader on a charming photographic trip of outdated and new. The publication showcases many ancient locations, beneficial properties, open areas, facets of and lifestyle in Billericay and the encompassing area.

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John Cooper's Rickmansworth, Croxley Green & Chorleywood Through Time PDF

By John Cooper

Rickmansworth, Croxley eco-friendly and Chorleywood via Time takes the reader on a nostalgic trip again to an age whilst the velocity of lifestyles was once a lot slower and extra tranquil than it truly is at the present time. utilizing a colourful choice of previous photograph postcards, lots of which were saved in dusty attics untouched for generations, coupled with wonderful modern day color photos as a comparability, we witness the numerous adjustments that experience happened in those beautiful picturesque components during the last a hundred years. stories abound: Rickmansworth's first railway, which opened in 1862, King Edward VII's stopover at to Croxley eco-friendly in 1909 and numerous photographs of the fascinating village of Chorleywood, captured on digital camera via a small yet devoted staff of photographers. with out their enthusiasm and dedication in recording for posterity as a rule daily perspectives and occurrences, a lot of those components' pictorial historical past may were misplaced forever.

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New PDF release: The Kennet and Avon Canal: The full canal walk and 20 day

By Steve Davison

This guidebook to strolling alongside the Kennet & Avon Canal covers the ninety four mile (152km) course from examining to Bristol. The canal stroll is divided into 7 phases of quite effortless, point strolling, of among nine¾ and 18½ miles, with recommendation on splitting on shortening the levels if wanted. The ebook additionally comprises 20 effortless round walks, starting from four¼ to nine miles, taking within the top sections of the canal and vacationing websites within reach, making this guidebooks in one.

Alongside OS map extracts and designated direction descriptions, there are many information at the heritage, background and natural world encountered alongside the best way. An itinerary planner is incorporated for walkers who are looking to create longer or shorter levels, and there's worthwhile sensible info together with information on having access to the walks by way of public delivery and a listing of lodging on hand alongside the direction. the result's a hugely worthy and engaging better half to exploring the canal and its surroundings.

In the early 1800s the Kennet and Avon Canal supplied a tremendous direct alternate direction among London and Bristol. this day the waterway weaves its manner throughout the rolling chalk contours of the North Wessex Downs to the southern fringe of the Cotswolds, passing bright cities and towns in addition to picture-postcard villages with thatched cottages, historical church buildings and comfortable pubs. attention-grabbing good points - comparable to Crofton Pumping Station and Beam Engines, the striking Caen Hill flight of locks at Devizes, the aqueducts at Avoncliff and Dundas, the UNESCO global historical past web site of Georgian tub and Bristol's vivid Floating Harbour - are explored because the canal makes its trip throughout southern England.

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Read e-book online Sacred Architecture of London PDF

By Nigel Pennick

London has a different sequence of church buildings outfitted after the nice hearth of 1666, whilst many of the urban of London was once destroyed. between those iconic church buildings are St Paul's, St Mary-le-Bow, St Bride's, St Clement Danes, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Mary-le-Strand, St George Bloomsbury and Christ Church Spitalfields. they continue to be at the present time as amazing landmarks that outline their neighborhood cityscapes. Designed through Sir Christopher Wren and his fans - Hawksmoor, Gibbs, Archer and James - those attractive church buildings embrace non secular ideas expressed throughout the conventions of Classical structure. Underlying their outward, noticeable varieties is sacred geometry, an old paintings that explores the invisible internal constitution of the Cosmos and provides expression to it in actual shape. during this ebook, Nigel Pennick explains the sacred geometry, non secular symbols and logos that make those church buildings one of the such a lot remarkable constructions of London.

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Download e-book for iPad: One Man and a Mule: Across England with a Pack Mule by Hugh Thomson

By Hugh Thomson

within the heart a while, mules have been used to move items throughout Britain. powerful, stable and ready to hold an excellent one hundred sixty lbs of weight, they made perfect jogging partners (as lengthy as you didn’t ask them to do something they disapproved of).

Now Hugh Thomson has revived that historical tradition.

Taking his cue from Robert Louis Stevenson's 19th-century bestseller Travels With a Donkey, Hugh leads his trusty mule Jethro throughout England from the Lake District to the Yorkshire Moors, utilizing outdated drovers’ roads that experience principally handed into disrepair.

His past trips have led to acclaimed books on Peru, Mexico and the Indian Himalaya, and extra lately on southern England for the prize-winning The eco-friendly highway into the timber.

As he crosses the north, he combines his trademark wit and perception with a lyrical depth in regards to the heritage and the panorama; and it really is his encounters with the folks he meets alongside the best way which deliver that panorama to existence in a fashion few different modern shuttle writers attempt.

“Everywhere Thomson is going, he reveals stable tales to tell.”
New York instances booklet Review

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Download e-book for iPad: Minchinhampton and Amberley Through Time by Howard Beard

By Howard Beard

Minchinhampton & Amberley via Time is a special perception into the illustrious heritage of this a part of the Cotswolds. Reproduced in complete color, this can be a thrilling exam of Minchinhampton and Amberley, the well-known streets and the well-known faces, and what they intended to the folks during this neighborhood through the nineteenth and into the twentieth Century. having a look past the beautiful external of those well-kept photographs, readers can see the old context within which they're set, and during the author's actual captions for each photograph and carefully-selected selection of photos, the reader can in attaining a competent view of this area's background. Readers are invited to persist with a timeline of occasions and watch the altering face of Minchinhampton and Amberley, as we're guided throughout the neighborhood streets. there's something for everybody right here, whether or not they have lived within the region all their lives, or whether or not they are only traveling. It additionally exhibits how images has constantly advanced to take care of with an ever-changing society.

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