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Delve into all the most mysterious and enormous range of paranormal phenomena with Dr Peter McCue as he examines the theory that certain areas seem to be hot-spots for such occurrences... From the A75 and B721 roads in southern Scotland to the Blue Bell Hill area in Kent, explore the sightings of apparitional vehicles, encounters with 'colliding apparitions', 'phantom hitch-hikers' and much, much more. Decide how much you believe in this debate of evidence and theories in a citical but open-minded way - as a welcome addition to the genre. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780750984386• Author: Peter A McCue• Publisher: The History Press• Format: Paperback• Pages: 176• Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 1.5cm

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From Tudor oyster peddlers and Victorian pie and mash shops, to supper clubs and pop-up food markets, Britain's capital is, and always has been, a tantalising draw for those who live to eat. Leah Hyslop's love letter to London is a joyful celebration of its food culture, featuring wonderful recipes inspired by and invented in the city. Including Chelsea buns, smoked eel toasties, Brick Lane curry, East End bagels and Paddington's bread and butter pudding! Food and drink are as woven with London's history as the Thames, and so Leah weaves in a raft of evocative and entertaining stories drawn from the past and present, provides beautiful food maps. As well as invaluable guides to the best bakeries, unmissable pubs, quirky historic restaurants and more. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781472949059• Author: Leah Hyslop• Publisher: Absolute Press• Format: Hardback• Pages: 302• Dimensions: 25.2 x 19.5 x 3cm

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The city of Oxford has a long and prosperous history. First mentioned by name in 912 as one of the 'burghs' or fortified places that King Alfred and his descendants had constructed to protect Wessex from the Vikings, Oxford has played a significant part in many of the great historical events that have shaped the country. In the twelfth century the University of Oxford began to take shape, establishing the city as a centre of learning, which remains today. Join the author on a nostalgic trip around historic Oxford, showcasing some of the finest buildings and streets in this quintessentially English university city. Arranged geographically, starting in Carfax, the reader journeys through the streets of Oxford to the rivers Cherwell and Thames. City of Oxford Through Time is sure to reawaken nostalgic memories for many. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445609980• Author: Stanley C. Jenkins• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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Taking you through the year day by day, "The Canterbury Book of Days" contains a quirky, eccentric, amusing or important event or fact from different periods of history, many of which had a major impact on the religious and political history of England as a whole. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults of Canterbury's archives, it will delight residents and visitors alike.

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Bounded by the River Dee in the west and by the River Mersey in the east, the Wirral peninsula is a remarkable place. The Wirral Through Time is a rare insight into the amazingly diverse history of this part of the country, a mishmash of both ancient and modern artefacts and locations that are often overlooked by the casual observer. Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of the Wirral, its towns and villages, and what they meant to its residents throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445661568• Author: Daniel K. Longman• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 93• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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The much-visited city of Winchester will be well known for King Alfred’s statue, the Great Hall and Jane Austen’s final resting place. However, woven into its long and remarkable history are hidden gems of little-known stories, from the bishop who had a vision of King Arthur on one Winchester hill, to the sorry fate of an Anglo-Saxon earl who lost his head on another; from an empress fighting for the Crown, to the eventful life of one medieval Jewish family; from the horrors of the Black Death, to the opulence of a Tudor royal wedding. Centuries of commerce and culture, religion and war have shaped the city. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445671857• Author: Anne-Louise Barton { Elizabeth Hill-Golding• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 95• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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For 183 years, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. has been the lifeline to the island, providing passenger and freight services for the island. Almost into the twentieth century, the ships were primarily paddle steamers but screw steamers took over then. In 1962, the first ro-ro ferries arrived and by the late 1990s catamarans were being used, offering a huge increase in speed. The ships saw service during both wars and IOMSP vessels carried about one in fourteen of all the soldiers rescued at Dunkirk. After numerous changes of owners, the IOMSP is now owned by Portuguese investment banks but continues to dominate the Irish Sea routes to the Isle of Man, despite the competition from air transport. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445614281• Author: Ian Collard• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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The war of 1914-18 changed Britain forever. The movement for Irish Home Rule strengthened, women were in jobs they had never done before and, at the end of the war, were granted the vote for the first time. Political and military careers were won and lost and in all of these, Winchester played its part. Whilst this is a book about the Great War, that terrible conflagration which claimed so many lives, it is also expertly covers how that war touched the citizens of Winchester. It can be said that every city, town, village and hamlet contributed to the war effort but some cities, of which Winchester is certainly one, were of crucial importance to the final victory. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781783463299• Author: John J. Eddleston• Publisher: Pen { Sword• Format: Paperback• Pages: 103• Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 1cm

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Liverpool’s proud and distinctive identity is embodied in the buildings that have shaped the city. Liverpool in 50 Buildings explores the extraordinary history of this rich and vibrant community through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From its humble thirteenth-century origins, Liverpool grew rapidly to become the greatest port in the British Empire outside London, but by 1980 the city was seemingly in terminal decline: its population had more than halved, its infrastructure and economy were decaying, and its political leaders were leading the city towards complete collapse. Today though, Liverpool is experiencing a renaissance; it has one of the fastest-growing economies in Britain, it has been a European Capital of Culture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445658957• Author: Ian Collard• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 95• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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A Mersey ferry was recorded in the Domesday Book, and for around a thousand years, they have plied between Birkenhead and Wallasey on the Wirral and Liverpool. The sail and man-powered craft gave way to steam ferries in 1815. In this book, Ian Collard tells the story of the Mersey ferries, concentrating on the steam and diesel powered eras from 1815 to the present day and including such famous ferries as Iris and Daffodil, which were involved in the Zeebrugge Raid of 1918. The Mersey ferries have been immortalized in song, and even today, with the various tunnels under the Mersey, the three survivors of today, Snowdrop, Royal Iris of the Mersey and Royal Daffodil, are still being used by locals and tourists alike. Using around 160 old and new images, he tells the story of the Ferries across the Mersey, showing a river that was once teeming with ships but is now much quieter. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445613338• Author: Ian Collard• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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York in 50 Buildings explores the history of York through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the magnificent medieval York Minster to the first neoclassical building in Europe, this unique study celebrates York’s architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Local architectural historian and photographer Andrew Graham guides the reader on a tour of the city’s historic buildings and modern architectural projects. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445674087• Author: Andrew Graham• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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From its earliest days during the Roman occupation when it was known as Venta Belgarum, to its current status as an important seat of learning and county town of Hampshire, Winchester has a proud and distinctive identity. It also boasts regal connections right up until the reign of Charles II and a 900-year-plus military presence from William I until the 1980s. This extraordinary history is embodied in the rich architecture that has shaped this beautifully preserved city, famed for its Gothic cathedral. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445671758• Author: Garth Groombridge { Kirsty Kinnaird• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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Bars and taverns, alehouses and inns, Portsmouth has seen it all. Many of the old port’s drinking establishments have historic and literary associations, as well as stories of their own to tell. Most of the older ones can be found in and around Old Portsmouth, including the survivors of the numerous pubs that once clustered around the dockyards, providing food and drink for naval personnel and other seafarers. Others date from the expansion of the city beyond the old defences and became focal points for new communities. Even the newest have characters of their own and those on the waterside, such as at Spice Island and Langstone Harbour, allow the pleasure of enjoying a drink while taking in views of everyday port life. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445659893• Author: Steve Wallis• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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Canterbury has been evolving as a major ecclesiastical and trading centre for over two millennia. Successions of foreign invaders have each left their mark on the streetscape, giving us the city we have today. Opportunities for archaeologists to explore beneath today's street surface are rare (the Whitefriars Shopping Centre development was one such opportunity) but when it does arise there are untold treasures awaiting discovery.Post-war developments have attracted an ever-increasing number of visitors, not only from all over Britain, but from abroad as well. What makes this book so special is that much of the city centre was destroyed during the air raids of the Second World War, so many of the early views bear little resemblance to what can be seen today. It will therefore, give a flavour of how Canterbury looked before the war. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445607122• Author: John Clancy• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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This lovingly compiled book is a photographic celebration of Hampshire's greatest club, drawing on the thousands of outstanding pictures contained within the Daily Mirror's huge archive. All the club's legendary figures, from Wayman to Bates, Paine, McMenemy, Ball, Channon, Keegan, Shearer and Le Tissier are of course featured, but this is much more than a visual record of famous names and great games. It provides a unique, behind-the-scenes insight into the day-to-day atmosphere of a great club down the years. The nooks and crannies of the old intimate Dell and, more recently, their impressive St Mary's home, the players, the fans and the off-beat quirks and curiosities that help make Saints such a special club. Wonderfully nostalgic and hugely evocative, a must for all Southampton fans. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780857331816• Author: David James• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 208• Dimensions: 26 x 26 x 2cm

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This is the latest book, in a series that covers the history of Britain's post war tram systems, this volume covers the networks in Wales,the Isle of Man and Ireland. Peter Waller, has looked at each system and found new material, that has not been published before, in any previous publication. All the networks covered in this book, managed to survive the second World War and in some cases operated into the early or mid 1950s, before being replaced by bus operations. The volume is well illustrated, with some very rare B{W and colour material, previously never published. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781473861909• Author: Peter Waller• Publisher: Pen { Sword• Format: Hardback• Pages: 181• Dimensions: 29 x 22.5 x 2cm

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The women of Portsmouth had a necessity to be tough. They kept their families together during long naval and military deployments overseas, raising their children on their own for much of this time. They worked in domestic service, in nearby stay factories or simply took in sewing to complete in their own homes, often with the help of their children. The local suffrage campaign was driven as much by the lack of opportunities for middle-class women as reaction to sweating in local stay factories and the injustices of the Contagious Diseases Acts. Women's own voices are seldom heard in surviving sources before the end of the 19th century, but as the century came to an end suffragists, pioneers of women's education, women who stood for public office for the first time, and those who entered the professions began to step forward. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781526712387• Author: Sarah Quail• Publisher: Pen { Sword• Format: Paperback• Pages: 195• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1.5cm

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The Portable Antiquities Scheme has been recording archaeological finds from Hampshire since 1999. Since then, the wealth of man-made discoveries found, from the prehistoric to the post-medieval period, is rewriting the map of Hampshire as we know it. These finds tell the story of Hampshire’s past, of our past, and showcase the people who populate this history: they have significance, whether they be rare objects of precious metal or more common everyday items; a single isolated loss or a previously unknown field of finds that reveals habitation where we didn’t know of it before. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445662343• Author: Katie Hinds• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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Winchester, the ancient capital of Wessex, has a rich and fascinating history. From the time of its Iron Age settlements, rulers, bishops and inhabitants over the last two millennia have left their mark on the city. Anglo Saxon street plans, medieval gateways and castles still preside, as do buildings of religious and scholarly importance. It is this history, tinged with myths and legends, and tales of our most celebrated monarch King Alfred, which attracts people from all around the world. Centuries later, early photographs show social scenes and economic growth. This progress brought inevitable redevelopment, especially in the 1950s and 1960s, leaving some streets untouched and others with hardly a single old building left standing. On the whole Winchester has preserved its heritage, providing a fine backdrop for contemporary events. Where scenes are seemingly unchanged it is always satisfying to view them again through a modern lens. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445612737• Author: Anne-Louise Barton• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1.5cm

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Liverpool was once the epitome of ‘the city with a pub on every corner’, but no longer. As social habits and communities continue to radically change, hundreds of pubs continue to disappear annually, and mostly without trace except in memories. However, not all have been lost. Right across the heart of this European Capital of Culture and UNESCO World Heritage City, Liverpool still boasts many outstanding and historic pubs, each with fascinating tales to tell. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445642604• Author: Ken Pye• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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