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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.

    £9.99
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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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    Romans in the North of England

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    Romans in the North of England

    by Paul Chrystal

    This important book covers all the places where the Roman occupation of the north of England has left its mark: from Buxton and Lincoln in the south of the region to Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall and beyond in the north; from Brough in the east to Chester in the west. Along the way it takes in the exciting new discoveries made at Catterick (Cataractonium) and Scotch Corner; it describes Aldborough and Ambleside; Malton and Doncaster; Ribchester and the magnificent mosaics from Horkstow and Rudston Villa.

    £12.99
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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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    Women of York

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    Women of York

    by Claire Shaw

    Claire Shaw has been seeking out the women of York. The odd plaque on the wall of a significant building gives a tantalising clue from time to time, but now through variety of research to uncover more about the life of the aristocrat Anne Fairfax and the letters of Elizabeth Montagu, Claire has pieced together an overview of the lives of many more women.

    Some of these women were extremely talented and deserve to be more well-known than they actually are. The book looks at Cartimandua, queen of Brigantia, which encompasses modern-day York, the lives of Roman women through investigation of their burials, Queen Ethelburga and Elizabeth of York, the Naughty Nuns of the Priory of St Clements, Catholic martyr Margaret Clitherow, persecuted witch Jennet Preston, rebel entrepreneurs Mary Tuke and Mary Ann Craven, secret lovers Anne Lister, Marianna Belcombe and Ann Walker, plus York’s female artists, benefactors, and the last woman to be hanged in York.

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    York - A Rare Insight

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    York – A Rare Insight

    by Paul Chrystal & Ian Drake

    The Evelyn Collection has been in the safekeeping of the Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society (YAYAS), and offers a glimpse of the unique and unequalled heritage of the City of York.

    Illustrating all aspects of York life, its buildings, industry and heritage rarely, if ever, seen before, York – A Rare Insight features a wide selection of images from the Collection which are published for the first time.

    £14.99
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    York Through the Lens of The Press

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    York Through the Lens of The Press

    by Paul Chrystal

    The Yorkshire Evening Press, known today as The Press, has been the beating heart of life in York since 1882.

    Through the reporting of its journalists and the images captured by its photographers, The Press has witnessed the stories, events and changes in the city.

    Now, for the first time, the images in this book – which are unavailable from any other source – are compiled to present a fascinating pictorial history of York.

    Many of the images have not been seen since they were first published in the paper, and for that reason they give the reader an opportunity to indulge in some unashamed and untrammelled nostalgia, whatever their age.

    Paul Chrystal is the author of around 120 books, many on York and Yorkshire. He is editor of the Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, and his work has appeared in national newspapers and he has contributed to various television and radio shows.

    Due October 2022

    £14.99
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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