Britain's Working Coast in Victorian and Edwardian Times

Britain's Working Coast in Victorian and Edwardian Times

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The coastline of Victorian and Edwardian Britain provided beauty, entertainment and the venue for most people's holidays. But it was also a thriving centre of industry - shipbuilding and fishing, plus the numerous trades associated with dockyards, coastal transport and the leisure industry. This book travels around Britain's coast - clockwise from London - looking at the industries that could be found at many of the cities and towns en route. Illustrated with an amazing collection of coloured postcards and other early photographs, the working coast of Britain is brought to life in all its bustling more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 148 x 206 x 8mm | 281.23g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0747806780
  • 9780747806783
  • 1,536,259

About John Hannavy

John Hannavy is Professor in Art and Design at Bolton Institute, is a well-known photographer, and a writer and broadcaster on the history of more

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Preface Introduction London Tilbury Chatam Sheerness Whistable Margate Broadstairs Ramsgate Deal Dover Folkestone Hastings Newhaven (Sussex) Brighton Worthing Portsmouth Southampton Poole Portland Bridport and West Bay Brixham Plymouth and Devonport Charlestown Falmouth Newlyn Padstow Bideford Watchet Bristol and Avonmouth Newport (Gwent) Cradiff Barry Swansea and Mumbles Tenby Llandudno Wirral Peninsula Liverpool Southport Blackpool Fleetpool Heysham Barrow-in-Furness Whitehaven Maryport Kirkcudbright Stranraer Ayr Ardossan Glasgow and the River Clyde Wick Aberdeen Dundee and the River Tay Methil Kirkcaddy Newhaven (Lothian) Leith Newcastle and the River Tyne Sunderland Hartlepool Middlesbrough Hull Grimsby Great Yarmouth Lowestoft Harwich Indexshow more

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