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    Ashford - A Rare Insight

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    Ashford – A Rare Insight

    by Steve R Salter

    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.

    £12.99
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    Ashford Visual Recollections

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    Ashford Visual Recollections

    by Steve R Salter

    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.

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    Darlington and Surrounding Villages in Old Postcards

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    Darlington and Surrounding Villages in Old Postcards

    by Araf Chohan

    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.

    £9.99
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    Haworth Timelines

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    Haworth Timelines

    by Paul Chrystal

    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.

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    London As It Was

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    London As It Was

    by Araf Chohan

    From the vast collection of Araf Chohan, this book of historic London scenes bring back to life the sights and sounds of the city when the tram was king, when streets bustled with people wearing Edwardian dress, and when the River Thames was a vibrant and busy transport route for the many craft and merchant ships of the day.

    London As It Was includes places such as Hyde Park, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Oxford Street, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Bridge and the city’s railways stations.

    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.

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    Middlesbrough St Hilda's Timelines

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    Middlesbrough St Hilda’s Timelines

    by Araf Chohan

    This book shows the history of Middlesbrough and St. Hilda’s through the fascinating photographs collected by Araf Chohan. See the early buildings, prominent landmarks, squalid housing conditions, events, businesses, places of worship, demolition, and rebirth. This book includes many pictures of old Middlesbrough never seen in print before.

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    North York Moors in Old Postcards

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    North York Moors in Old Postcards

    by Araf Chohan

    North York Moors in Old Postcards is a wonderful collection of these early scenes, showing popular destinations that we still visit today, including Whitby, Grosmont, Goathland, Helmsley, Scarborough and Pickering, as well as many surrounding towns and villages.

    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 magnificent part of the country.

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    Pubs In & Around the Yorkshire Dales

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    Pubs In & Around the Yorkshire Dales

    by Paul Chrystal

    Pubs In & Around the Yorkshire Dales celebrates many of the region’s most historic and well-known establishments and their individual stories.

    Join historian Paul Chrystal on this pub crawl to end all pub crawls. Take in the histories and anecdotes relating to these fine hostelries because, in many ways, the history of the Dales pubs mirrors the history of the Yorkshire Dales itself. Alongside the compelling text and history are over a hundred photographs and illustrations of pubs past and present.

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    Pubs In & Around York

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    Pubs In & Around York

    by Paul Chrystal

    Pubs In & Around York celebrates many of the Yorkshire city’s most historic and well-known establishments and their individual stories.

    The book also looks at the social impact of the public house on the people of York and its neighbouring villages, as well as the work done by the Rowntree family and the Quaker temperance movement.

    More than just a photographic local history guide, this is a comprehensive, interesting and well-illustrated book which is sure to fascinate both York locals and tourists to the city.

    £9.99
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    The Lake District - A Rare Insight

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    The Lake District – A Rare Insight

    by Simon Reed

    See the changing face of the Lake District.

    See popular locations such as Keswick, Bowness, Hawkshead, Rydal, Penrith, Kendal, Grange-over-Sands, Grasmere, Ambleside along with all of the lakes and mountains which make up the Lake District.

    The perfect local history book for anyone with an interest in the Lake District s past, and an ideal souvenir for the many tourists who visit each year.

    £12.99
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    Yorkshire Literary Landscapes

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    Yorkshire Literary Landscapes

    by Paul Chrystal

    Yorkshire Literary Landscapes celebrates the lives and works of writers and authors who have been influenced by the towns and countryside of Yorkshire.

    This book, by renowned Yorkshire writer and historian Paul Chrystal, looks at the lives and works of these authors and many more, describing the Yorkshire landscapes and locations which coloured and influenced their writing and characters, and which can still be visited today.

    £12.99