Download e-book for kindle: Lee-On-The-Solent From Old Photographs by Ron Brown

By Ron Brown

Pictorial books comparable to this devoted to the earlier aren't merely valuable to neighborhood historians, but in addition of curiosity to somebody wishing to understand extra in regards to the heritage of where they dwell or paintings in, for previous images gives you interesting perception and a device to check prior and current. The Hampshire city of Lee-on-the-Solent is ideal for such comparisons, for even though it has basically been in lifestyles lower than a hundred thirty years as a coastal cost, in that point it has misplaced a lot: a pier, railway, swimming pool, specified leisure complicated, and a wide naval base and airfield. famous neighborhood writer Ron Brown has compiled over 230 pictures, many now not formerly released, to supply a nostalgic reminder of the Lee that has passed.

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Download e-book for kindle: Walworth Through Time: A Second Selection by Darren Lock,Mark Baxter

By Darren Lock,Mark Baxter

This strange choice of images from the realm of Walworth and its fast surrounding zone inform additional tales in this attention-grabbing a part of South London. We take a peek at lengthy misplaced cinemas, recognized theatres, mythical neighborhood characters, battle time bombing, a wide city park, the largest nightclub on this planet, a latest mosque, fondly remembered pubs and faculties, neighborhood shipping, usually frequented retailers and the ever swiftly arriving 'new builds'.We shuttle outdoor SE17 to have a look at components of the previous Kent street, Kennington, the Elephant and chateau and Camberwell - however the middle of the ebook continues to be in Walworth. we are going to introduce you to a combined bag of global recognized names similar to Bobby Kennedy, Muhammad Ali, Dexys hour of darkness Runners, R.Whites lemonade, blood brother Holly and David Beckham. So, plump up a cushion and take a trip to Walworth and beyond!

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Read e-book online Britain’s Freshwater Fishes (Princeton University Press PDF

By Mark Everard

Britain hosts a range of freshwater environments, from torrential hill streams and lowland rivers to lakes and reservoirs, ponds and canals, and ditches and estuaries. Britain's Freshwater Fishes covers greater than 50 species of freshwater and brackish fish present in those waters. This superbly illustrated advisor good points in-the-hand and in-the-water photos all through, and available and informative overviews of issues corresponding to fish biology and existence cycles. specific species money owed describe key identity good points, with details on prestige, measurement and weight, habitat, ecology, and conservation. The e-book additionally features a thesaurus and recommendations for extra reading.

This easy-to-use box advisor could be priceless to a person attracted to Britain's freshwater fish lifestyles, from naturalists and lecturers to scholars and anglers.

  • Covers all of Britain's freshwater fishes
  • Features appealing photographs all through
  • Includes distinct info on greater than 50 species, the locations they inhabit, and their roles in Britain's ecosystems
  • Attractively designed and straightforward to use

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Download e-book for iPad: Narrow Boat by L.T.C. Rolt,Denys Watkins-Pitchford,Hugh Potter,Angela Rolt

By L.T.C. Rolt,Denys Watkins-Pitchford,Hugh Potter,Angela Rolt

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Narrow Boat is Tom Rolt’s remarkable story of the 400-mile voyage in slim boat Cressy throughout the canals of the Midlands in 1939-40. The e-book tells of the way Rolt and his spouse tailored Cressy as their domestic and remembers their lengthy trip and the boatmen and craft they met alongside the way.

Narrow Boat is a beautifully-written, vintage elegy for a global now misplaced to us. It used to be greeted with nice enthusiasm on its booklet previous to the tip of the warfare and ended in the formation of the Inland Waterways organization, and to be able to the rescue of lots of Britain's canals.

The new e-book version of Narrow Boat comprises greater than 80 illustrations together with either the pleasant drawings through Denys Watkins-Pitchford and the pictures by means of Angela Rolt on which they have been based.

Reviews

"As Editor of Waterways World journal I spoke with many early canal lovers. requested what had attracted them to the waterways they might say, nearly with out exception, 'reading Narrow Boat'" Hugh Potter in a brand new advent for the 2013 booklet edition

“There is not any higher description of a panorama and existence that's now reminiscence” Journey of the Railway and Canal historic Society

"An elegy of vintage restraint unmarred via any hint of sentiment. His pen is as convinced because the brush of a Cotman. slender Boat will cross at the shelf with White and Cobbett and Hudson" Sir Compton Makenzie

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Download PDF by Alan Castle: The Speyside Way: A Scottish Great Trail, includes the Dava

By Alan Castle

This guidebook describes the Speyside manner, an professional sixty six mile (106km) Scottish nice path direction which follows the River Spey via northern Scotland from Aviemore to the previous port of Buckie at the Moray coast. that includes effortless jogging on sturdy paths and alongside disused railway traces, the path will be with ease accomplished in every week and is gifted in 10 levels of among 2 and thirteen miles (3-21km).

The consultant additionally info the lately opened 6½-mile (10.5km) extension to the Speyside approach among Kincraig and Aviemore in addition to choices to the most course and routes to the resource of the Spey. additionally featured are 3 different trails within the related zone which might be mixed with the Speyside method to shape an extended trek: the 25 mile (40km) Dava approach, forty seven mile (76km) Moray Coast path and 12½ mile (20km) Badenoch manner.

Alongside specified path description, the consultant contains heritage info, neighborhood attractions (including a listing of distilleries), pointers on delivery and lodging and suggestions for mountain-bikers and riders, who can stick to stretches of the path.

The guidebook comes with a separate map publication of 1:25,000 scale OS maps exhibiting the complete path of the Speyside manner. transparent step by step course descriptions within the advisor hyperlinks including the map e-book at each one level alongside the way in which, and the compact structure is very easily sized for slipping right into a jacket pocket or the pinnacle of a rucksack.

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Download PDF by Garth Groombridge: Southampton in 50 Buildings

By Garth Groombridge

regardless of its Anglo-Saxon origins, heritage has now not constantly been sort to Southampton, specially throughout the 20th century while large moment global struggle bombing and (sometimes) erroneous city making plans mixed, leading to the lack of many fantastic and fascinating structures. Even now, a few of what is still is lower than long term possibility from informal overlook or disuse. other than the key vacationer sights just like the Bargate, the so-called Canute's Palace or the Tudor apartment, in the beginning look smooth Southampton can seem bland and relatively chaotic.

However, via taking a pattern of 50 constructions, now not them all regularly so visible or that renowned, this e-book units out to chart the town's thousand-year-plus chronological historical past. From the medieval period via to its eighteenth-century acceptance as a spa, its sluggish, yet considering that non-stop, enlargement as a advertisement docks in the course of the final 2 hundred years, the dramatic adjustments to its coastline and topography, and, by way of the past due 20th century and into the twenty-first, its transformation right into a new, dynamic, bustling urban. at the method we find old public homes, historical church buildings, eccentric monuments, altering fortunes (both advertisement and political), dramatic examples of civic and mercantile aspirations, and an eclectic mixture of many alternative, contrasting architectural styles.

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Secret Peak District by Mike Smith PDF

By Mike Smith

the height District is a land of excessive moors and slim gorges, darkish gritstone edges and white limestone cliffs, bleak plateaux and plush valleys, effective church buildings and grand nation homes, stone-built villages and spa cities. In 1951 a lot of the area was once targeted as Britain’s first nationwide park, now essentially the most visited nationwide parks within the world.

Because the height District is widely used to thousands, it'd be inspiration that it includes few secrets and techniques, yet this isn't the case. a number of the area’s such a lot captivating villages and kingdom estates are positioned good clear of the traditional vacationer trails and one in all its most lovely valleys has a desirable mystery historical past. The nation-state includes mysterious stone circles, and tracks which are the fossilised is still of a few of the country’s earliest railways.

Although the various greater settlements are renowned, they comprise a lot that's hidden. Bakewell has many mystery components except these present in its recognized pudding and a few of Tideswell Church’s celebrated wooden carvings are tantalisingly demanding to identify. The striking domes of Buxton’s structures are the outer skins of a few outstanding ceilings, and the Georgian and Victorian façades of Ashbourne’s structures are mask that hide suprising Tudor origins. subscribe to Mike Smith as he indicates that there are numerous features of the height District that are meant to now not be taken at face value.

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Download e-book for iPad: Ilford Through Time by Michael Foley

By Michael Foley

The municipal borough of Ilford, in north-east London, grew from a sleepy Essex backwater within the 17th century to develop into a massive training city, because of its strategic place at the London–Colchester highway. Its development persevered in the course of the early and mid-nineteenth century with the coming of the railway and Ilford grew to become demonstrated as a neighborhood business centre, domestic to the eponymous photographic movie and chemical compounds producer, Ilford photograph, and radio, electronics and telecommunications corporation, Plessey. The extension of the relevant Line provider after the second one international battle introduced additional growth prior to Ilford used to be absorbed into the Borough of Redbridge as a part of higher London, in 1965.

All those alterations are captured during this precise choice of previous and new photographs and informative captions, compiled via London writer Michael Foley, and is key studying for anyone who understands and loves Ilford.

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Get Spalding & Around Through Time PDF

By Keith Seaton

often called the guts of the Fens, Spalding is a picturesque city set at the River Welland surrounded by means of rolling farmlands and fields of flora. Now a marketplace city, Spalding begun as a department city of the fens and marshes of East Anglia, and was once based on the element the place a street ran over the low state to the Wash. Spalding has lengthy been recognized for being a centre of the bulb undefined, and hundreds of thousands visited every year to work out bucketfuls of colorful spring flower heads adorning town in the course of its annual Spalding Flower Parade till the ultimate one in 2013. The area's wealthy, silty soil has additionally bring about a thriving vegetable undefined, and town exports its produce all around the nation. Spalding is additionally believed to be the house of the Lincolnshire sausage and was once the 1st position the place barcodes have been used. utilizing a desirable collection of previous and new images, Spalding via Time takes a glance at how the city has constructed during the last century.

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Download e-book for iPad: The West Highland Way: Milngavie to Fort William Scottish by Terry Marsh

By Terry Marsh

A guidebook to Scotland's West Highland method, a 95-mile stroll from Milngavie close to Glasgow to citadel William, passing Loch Lomond, crossing Rannoch Moor and completing within the shadow of Britain's optimum mountain. The stroll, which takes approximately one week to accomplish, is defined in seven levels, with every one degree starting from eight to twenty miles. The consultant info the 'classic' south-north path but additionally presents a precis description for these desirous to stroll the path within the contrary direction.
The guidebook, which positive aspects step by step direction descriptions, 1:100K mapping, convenient useful info in addition to notes at the region's heritage, tradition and geography, is observed by way of a separate, pocket-sized 1:25K OS map publication, supplying all of the mapping you must stroll the route.
Passing from the lowlands to the highlands, the West Highland method, that's one in every of Scotland's nice Trails, showcases the splendour of glens flanked through nice mountains, majestic moorland and sprawling farmland. it's the excellent event for distance walkers prepared to find the wild fantastic thing about western Scotland.

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