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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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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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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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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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This compact, presentable and best-selling dictionary is a fully up-to-date, comprehensive and clear compact dictionary that is the ideal reference aid for learners and speakers of Welsh. It contains over 20,000 headwords, and irregular forms of adjectives, verbs and plural nouns are included. In addition, there is an appendix of irregular Welsh verbs. Product Information: ISBN: 9781849345019 Author: D. Geraint Lewis Publisher: Waverley Books Format: Waverley Books Pages: 240 Dimensions: 15 z 10.5 x 2cm

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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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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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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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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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Laugh out loud with The Little Book of Oxfordshire full of funny, factual compendium of the sort of simple or strange information which no one wants to be without! From the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts! Product Information:• ISBN: 9780752477381• Author: Paul Sullivan• Publisher: The History Press• Format: Hardback• Pages: 192• Dimensions: 20.5 x 18 x 2.5cm

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