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A Thousand Laurie Lees

The Centenary Celebration of a Man and a Valley

By : Adam Horovitz

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This is not a book about Laurie Lee, still less a biography. It is about the spirit of the man and the spirit of a place. It is a poetic reassessment of the Slad Valey, a memoir from a different age rooted in the same idyllic landscape that inspired Cider with Rosie.

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Allotments

By : Twigs Way

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Capturing the Moment

150 years of Photography in Cheltenham

By : Cheltenham Camera Club

Edited by : Sandra Prowse

Cheltenham was one of the first towns in the country to establish a professional photographic studio and has one of the oldest camera clubs. The book, marking the 150th anniversary of Cheltenham Camera Club, looks at how the nature of  Cheltenham society influenced this development. We look at the history of photography in the town and its leading figures. The book outlines technological developments in photography and sets the photographic scene in Cheltenham into the wider social context, ending with a summary of photography in Cheltenham today.

Illustrated, 76 pages. 210 x 148 mm

ISBN: 978-0-9931482-0-0

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Chalford Parish in 42 Stories

By: By Members of the Chalford Parish Local History Group

Edited by Camilla Boon, Hilary Burgess and Roger Carnt

Includes Brownshill, Bussage, Chalford & France Lynch

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Chalford Parish in 42 Stories

Covers Brownshill, Bussage, Chalford & France Lynch

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Cheltenham Stone

By: Arthur J Price

Cheltenham Stone unravels a fascinating facet of Cheltenham’s architectural record and explores the history of all but forgotten but intriguing aspects of an underground industrial past. The received wisdom is that the superb Regency and Victorian stone fronted building heritage that makes any visit to Cheltenham such a pleasure was constructed entirely from freestone from the Leckhampton quarries. This view is corrected, putting into perspective the major part played by other nearby quarries, quarrymen, stonemasons, architects and builders.  Documentary evidence has been discovered that records for the first time, sometimes in their own words, how Georgian and Victorian people quarried, transported, and prepared the fine white limestone of the district. Finally, studies of archive records and the stone itself links quarries and builders with the many prestigious public and private buildings they erected or were concerned with in Cheltenham and the surrounding countryside. In particular the book concentrates on a previously unknown and to most people surprising aspect of the quarry industry – underground quarrying. At Whittington, a small quiet village just east of Cheltenham, beneath wooded green hillsides are the extensive remains of the Dodwell Hill and Syreford Stone Quarries – hidden from view for nearly 140 years. Personal reminiscences, archive documents and census returns have been collected or examined and this wealth of original material has been used to disclose the pivotal role these quarries had in supplying freestone. The results of many years fieldwork, both above and below ground, are presented with detailed maps, surveys, drawings and photographs.

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Life in Georgian Britain

By : The Pitkin Guide

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Living Back-to-Back

By : Chris Upton

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Maismore

By Kenneth A. Cole

A brief History of Maismore Park Estate, J.J. Cridian and the champion cattle he produced.

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Pauper Ancestors

By : David T Hawkings

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