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Britain’s Most Important Post-War Objects

In his new book, A History of Britain in 100 Objects, historian Paul Chrystal makes the case for the defining objects which tell the story of Britain and its history. Britain as a nation has gone through many identities and events, and has seen plenty of conflict over the years. The most recent major events were the two World Wars of the early 20th Century. In this article, we’ll look at the most important objects which have appeared in the post-war period [...]

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The Beginnings of Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough is one of the largest towns in the North East of England. It is a thriving commercial hub, with modern industries and the well-regarded Teesside University. It has also been known in the past as an important industrial town, which experienced tremendous growth through the iron, steel and shipbuilding industries in particular. Yet Middlesbrough is a relatively young town. It only came into existence as a town in the early 1800s, whereas many of the other great towns and cities of the [...]

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Paul Menzies and Destinworld Publishing to Add Colour to Middlesbrough’s History

Destinworld Publishing announces Middlesbrough – A Colourful Past, a new book title for Spring 2022 which brings colour to the fascinating history of Middlesbrough for the first time. This ‘never seen before’ work offers a unique selection of images, many in colour for the very first time, which together with detailed insights into the town’s history, provide a landmark contribution to the rich heritage of the region. Paul Menzies, a well-known local author and broadcaster, says: “Having written many books, I [...]

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Destinworld Spring Catalogue Available Now

Our Spring 2022 is now available. You can download a copy here This Spring we bring three important new titles, and still offer our comprehensive range of local history, aviation, Christian, travel, pubs and whisky books. Coming this spring, we have the following new book titles: A History of Britain in 100 Objects by Paul Chrystal The history of a nation in the objects that define it. Let one of Britain’s best-loved history authors guide you through its past, object by object. One hundred historically significant [...]

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The World’s Best Selling Whiskies

Whisky production has been happening since the 1400s since the “water of life” (or “firewater” to some) was first distilled in Scotland. It is now big business, both in Scotland, as well as in countries around the world – particularly Ireland, Canada, India, the USA and Japan. The largest producer is, naturally, Scotland, where single malts and blended whiskies are lovingly crafted by distilleries both big and small, some of which are hundreds of years old and well known. Their whisky is [...]

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Destinworld Publishing to Publish New Book Charting Britain’s Most Important Historic Objects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Stockton-on-Tees, 13 January 2022) – Destinworld Publishing announces a new title for Spring 2022 which sheds light on the most important historic objects which define Britain. Acclaimed author Paul Chrystal has drawn on his experience in the history of this nation and his many years researching and writing books, as well as broadcasting on the BBC and contributing to many publications to come up with this definitive list of objects. There are many ways by which the history [...]

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The Most Expensive Bottles of Whisky of All Time

Whisky is a drink loved by millions around the world. Whether you prefer American, Canadian, Japanese, Irish, Scottish or any of the many other styles produced, there are so many different flavours and types to enjoy. However, for many whisky is an investment – something that can realise a huge increase in value owing to the rarity of the bottling, cask or distillery, or because of its cult status or rarity. Scotch whisky in particular has seen a massive rise in prices [...]

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Which are the Best Scottish Whisky Distilleries to Visit?

Despite being hundreds of years old, and having endured periods where it was out of favour, today whisky is big business, and nowhere more so than in Scotland. All across the country there are distilleries, both young and old, producing this aqua vitae, or water of life, as it was once known, and exporting all across the world to appreciative fans. Some of the distilleries operate in traditional buildings dating back hundreds of years. However, some more recent distilleries use brand-new [...]

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Yorkshire’s Most Famous Authors

The wild landscapes and northern industrial cities of Yorkshire in northern England evoke many images in our minds, and many famous authors and writers have hailed from this region or been inspired by it in their works. Here we list some of Yorkshire’s most famous authors and a bit about how the region marked their work so noticeably. J. C. Atkinson (1851-1900) Two miles outside Danby in Danby Dale is St Hilda’s church. John Christopher Atkinson is buried there – ornithologist, natural [...]

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County Durham’s Mining Towns in Rare Pictures

A new book by North East author Araf Chohan uncovers hundreds of rare views of County Durham, including its landscapes, peoples, villages, towns and cities. Notable among the images are many pictures of the former mining towns and pit villages which are so famous in Durham, and gave it much of its identity of the past century. These pictures give an example of some of the images that are in the book. The former colliery at Ferryhill. Langley Park Church Street in Murton The long-demolished [...]

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