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.
A weary vicar asked himself one day: “Why do I believe in God? Why am I a Christian? What if Christianity is like The Truman Show – an organised fantasy in which I am an oblivious victim?”
He went back to the drawing board and came up with 26 different and sometimes surprising reasons why Christianity might actually add up after all.
If you’ve been struggling with the question of “Why Do I Believe in God?” or want to be able to explain to non-Christian friends and family why you believe, this book offers 26 sound reasons that cover questions about science, humanity, personal experiences, the supernatural, and religion.
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.
This book asks the questions Christians have about Christianity, and gives answers to help build their confidence in faith.
Is faith in the resurrection as fanciful as belief in aliens? Is the game up for the Church? Is the trinity even relevant? Has science now effectively replaced the Bible?
Does prayer even work? Is divine guidance about tuning in to some mystery voice? Is old age some ghastly joke? What happens to us after we die? How can we go on believing in God when God doesn’t seem to believe in us?
This book, with 40 short chapters, each followed by suggested Bible readings and discussion question, is for individuals or groups – and ideal Lent course and Bible study material.
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.
The de Havilland Moth family of aircraft are known the world over for their fundamental importance towards the development of the practical and affordable light aeroplane.
Despite first emerging in 1925, many can still be found flying today. Perhaps best known is the DH.82 Tiger Moth biplane use as a trainer in World War II. However, a great number of different models were encompassed under the Moth name, from the original DH.60 Cirrus Moth to the clean lines of the DH.94 Moth Minor. Along the way were types such as the passenger carrying Giant Moth and the elegant Puss Moth.
This book traces the Moth family through all of the different types using photographs from the author’s own extensive collection, as well as archive images and materials to bring the full story to life.
“On a Saturday in May 2000 Beryl collapsed while we were visiting our son and his family. I caught her as she fell; three of us present were doctors and we realised what was happening.”
When his wife was struck down by a stroke, medical academic Stuart Donnan embarked on a journey of learning to understand and manage her needs and the complex side effects of the stroke. Ten years later a further diagnosis revealed that Beryl was suffering from dementia including some aspects of Alzheimer’s disease.
This heartfelt and honest account of Stuart’s journey in extreme caring for Beryl and her condition at home, and of coping with the demands of her conditions, is a compelling read. It seeks to understand the reasons that these medical conditions happen, and how the sufferer is affected through diminishing mobility and memory. For anyone in a similar situation this book offers comfort and support in your own struggles with caring for stroke and dementia sufferers.
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.