The Wrekin Hill
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The Wrekin Hill

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The Wrekin Hill in Shropshire is not just any hill. As well as being the county's most famous landmark offering stunning views from its summit, it is a hill steeped in legend. Over the millennia the hill has formed the shoreline to an Ice Age lake and offered refuge to settlers from the Bronze Age onwards. The Roman Invasion led to the abandonment of its Iron Age fortress. The Wrekin gave its name to an extensive royal forest where kings enjoyed the thrill of the chase. Its woodland also provided farming oppurtunities for hundreds of years. During and after the Second World War the flashing red aircraft warning beacon gave comfort to everyone in the surrounding area. But, perhaps above all other aspects, it was, and still is, a playground for people, many of whom still visit its famous Halfway House for refreshment after squeezing through the Needle's Eye and remember the luncheons, dinners, dances and hospitality at the Forest Glen Pavilions...and the age-old toast to 'All friends round The Wrekin'. This book not only gives a fascinating insight into the unique history of a hill whose name has spread throughout the world but also includes an abundance of illustrations and photographs which will nurture feelings of nostalgia.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 165 x 235 x 10mm | 230g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • approx 200
  • 0752442562
  • 9780752442563