One hundred historically significant objects speak out as emblems of a particular event in Britain’s history – from the earliest fossils and stone tools of our ancient ancestors, to the development of a vaccine for coronavirus; from the Magna Carta which defines our justice system to the iconic red telephone box and BBC microphone.
Fully illustrated with colour images and fascinating insights into each object, this book will show you the history of this ancient country and the objects that made it.
Ashford A Rare Insight takes an unrivaled look back at the way things used to be for many within living memory. From the difficult war years through to the post war 1950 s and 60 s and onto the 1970 s, this rare photographic record charts the changes and reminisces over the once familiar features of the historic market town. With over 200 rare and unseen images of the town from Steve Salter s substantial archive, it is guaranteed that many memories of Old Ashford will be revived. The book includes clear and informative captions and also recently discovered imagery that has lay undiscovered for years.
Relive memories of Ashford in the 1960s in this latest collection of images from local author and historian Steve R. Salter.
In this superb new photographic history book, Steve Salter concentrates on the town pre- and post-change during the 1960s.
Images depict life in Ashford and its immediate surroundings during the calmer times and prior to the large-scale destruction of the town. A comprehensive selection of pictures clearly illustrates ‘long forgotten Ashford’ in some of the very best and exclusive, never published imagery available.
The book covers a wide spectrum of subjects including long forgotten trades and features of the town, long lost streets and businesses, memorable events and shops. Including words and pictures never before published and using hundreds of the very best rare pictures – both black & white and colour – taken by both professional and amateur photographers.
See the changing face of Ashford. Focusing on the period covering the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, the reader is taken on a journey from pre-change to post-change, using a well-devised balance of both colour and black and white images from the author’s extensive archive on the town, including many recently acquired and never printed before.
The images depict life in Ashford and its immediate surrounding during uncertain times for many, and many of the intense changes to the town are clearly illustrated. The focus is on ‘living memory’, and will bring a tear to the eye of those who witnessed and experienced these changes.
Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde Timelines tells the story of Concorde from the beginnings of jet aircraft through the important milestones of passing the sound barier, and the important collaboration between Britain and France that would see the aircraft take to the skies in 1969.
It concludes with a look at the demise of the supersonic airliner, its final flights in 2003, and where to see Concorde today.
Darlington and Surroundings in Old Postcards is a wonderful collection of these early scenes, showing the town and its buildings, streets, people and history, as well as many surrounding villages such as Croft, Hurtworth, Middleton St. George and Sadberge. With cards dating back to the turn of the century a fascinating lost world is uncovered which will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of this County Durham town.
A month-by-month guide to commercial aircraft maiden flights.
This comprehensive reference manual brings to life many of the world’s most important airliners and commercial aircraft through their first flights. With each you’ll learn important facts about the aircraft’s development history, the airlines that flew it, and its vital statistics.
With over 120 aircraft types and multiple variants, plus hundreds of photographs, Flying Firsts is an up-to-date and authoritative reference book covering the world of commercial aviation and aircraft, which is will delight aviation enthusiasts and professionals.
A very British airliner which had the potential to be a great success, but ultimately fell short of the mark because of the wrong design. Learn the history of the Herald in this wonderful aviation book.
The Handley Page Herald was developed after World War II to provide a replacement for the venerable Douglas DC-3. However, it was initially designed as a piston aircraft when airlines were now looking at turboprops.
The Herald nevertheless soldiered on with a variety of airlines worldwide until the 1990s, with a significant fondness from crews, passengers and those who had been involved in the aircraft s development.
This book looks back at the development and life of the Herald and the people who flew it.
Step back to the time of the Brontë sisters and see what life was like in the Yorkshire village of Haworth in this new local history book title from Destinworld Publishing Ltd.
Haworth Timelines is sure to fascinate the thousands of visitors who travel to Haworth every year to learn about the history of the Brontës and their time living there. It is full of historic photographs of the town through the ages, right up to the present day.