Victorian & Edwardian Suffolk

 
 
Amberley Publishing
  • erschienen am 15. November 2008
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 144 Seiten
978-1-84868-029-6 (ISBN)
 
Suffolk is still very much a rural county, but in Victorian & Edwardian times almost the whole population lived and worked on the land. Many of those living in the coastal villages and towns worked as fishermen or in related industries. This book captures in words and superbly reproduced sepia photographs what these people looked like and what they did. On the farms we see the famous Suffolk horses, bred to provide the power for the machinery and to haul the loads, and also the Suffolk sheep that were a famous breed. The beauty of the landscape was enhanced, not only by the wealth of timber-framed houses for which Suffolk is still famous, but also by scores of windmills, surely the most picturesque item of industrial architecture. We see people at work, at home and at play in the larger towns, such as Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, and in scores of small villages. The book contains over one hundred and fifty photographs matched to contemporary descriptions taken from diaries, letters, biographical accounts and newspapers. The combination of word and photograph bring vividly to life glimpses of a period in Suffolk's history that is only just beyond living memory.
 
Suffolk is still very much a rural county, but in Victorian & Edwardian times almost the whole population lived and worked on the land. Many of those living in the coastal villages and towns worked as fishermen or in related industries. This book captures in words and superbly reproduced sepia photographs what these people looked like and what they did. On the farms we see the famous Suffolk horses, bred to provide the power for the machinery and to haul the loads, and also the Suffolk sheep that were a famous breed. The beauty of the landscape was enhanced, not only by the wealth of timber-framed houses for which Suffolk is still famous, but also by scores of windmills, surely the most picturesque item of industrial architecture. We see people at work, at home and at play in the larger towns, such as Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, and in scores of small villages. The book contains over one hundred and fifty photographs matched to contemporary descriptions taken from diaries, letters, biographical accounts and newspapers. The combination of word and photograph bring vividly to life glimpses of a period in Suffolk's history that is only just beyond living memory.
  • Englisch
  • Chalford
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  • Großbritannien
150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Höhe: 248 mm
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  • Breite: 172 mm
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  • Dicke: 11 mm
  • 337 gr
978-1-84868-029-6 (9781848680296)

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Humphrey Phelps is a prolific Gloucestershire author who has written many much-loved books about rural life and the Forest of Dean. He lives in Westbury on Severn in the Forest of Dean.
Humphrey Phelps is a prolific Gloucestershire author who has written many much-loved books about rural life and the Forest of Dean. He lives in Westbury on Severn in the Forest of Dean.

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