Birmingham CanalsBirmingham Canals

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Author: Ray Shill

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752492186


Page: 160

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Birmingham is famously reputed to have more miles of canals than Venice. These canals contributed much to the city’s growth, bringing coal and merchandise from the surrounding areas. As the city prospered economically, it continued to grow and absorb neighbouring communities, a process in many ways bound together by the waterways. Although part of the national network, Birmingham’s canals, including the Worcester & Birmingham, the Stratford-upon-Avon and the Birmingham Canal Navigation, retain their original identity – and most are still in water and used regularly, albeit in different ways to their original industrial purpose. Fully updated and illustrated with stunning new photographs, this book captures the heritage, development and modern role of Birmingham’s canals in a way that will appeal to canal users as well as those with a wider interest in Britain’s second most populous city.

West Midlands Folk TalesWest Midlands Folk Tales

Some years ago, I came across a story from Smethwick, set in the Rolfe Street
baths. Sometimes when I tell it, I preface it with this Aynuk and Aylistory. When
Aynuk and Ayli ... 'Swimmin' in the cut (canal)?' enquired Aynuk. 'No! I'm gooin' to

Author: Cath Edwards

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750989619


Page: 192

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WOVEN from the ancient fabric that is the landscape of the West Midlands and passed down through the generations, these stories from a modern county with a rich and varied history are brought together by local storyteller Cath Edwards. Here are mysterious tales and local legends. Here are witches and noodleheads, ghosts and magpies, mines and wishing trees. Retold in an engaging style, and stylishly illustrated with unique line drawings, these humorous, clever and enchanting folk tales are sure to be enjoyed and shared time and again.

JOHN BUCHAN 28 Novels 40 Short Stories Illustrated JOHN BUCHAN 28 Novels 40 Short Stories Illustrated

Thriller Classics, Spy Novels, Supernatural Tales, Historical Works, The Great
War Writings & Autobiography; Including Complete Richard ... Next day that canal
had been partially crossed, and Cambrai was menaced from two sides. ...
Germany was already busy with peace proposals, and she had nothing to
bargain with except these defences in the West. ... The work was entrusted to the
46th Division of North Midland Territorials, which had a long and brilliant record
in the war.

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788075833389


Page: 10417

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of John Buchan's renowned thriller novels, supernatural stories & historical works. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Richard Hannay Series The Thirty-Nine Steps Greenmantle Mr Standfast The Three Hostages The Island of Sheep Dickson McCunn and the 'Gorbals Die-hards' Series Huntingtower Castle Gay The House of the Four Winds Sir Edward Leithen Series The Power-House John Macnab The Dancing Floor The Gap in the Curtain Sick Heart River Other Novels Sir Quixote of the Moors John Burnet of Barns A Lost Lady of Old Years The Half-Hearted A Lodge in the Wilderness Prester John Salute to Adventurers The Path of the King Midwinter Witch Wood The Blanket of the Dark A Prince of the Captivity The Free Fishers The Magic Walking Stick The Courts of the Morning Short Stories Grey Weather The Moon Endureth: Tales The Far Islands Fountainblue The King of Ypres The Keeper of Cademuir No-Man's-Land Basilissa The Runagates Club... Poetry The Pilgrim Fathers Ballad for Grey Weather The Moon Endureth: Fancies Poems, Scots and English... Historical & Political Works: The African Colony: Studies in the Reconstruction Days to Remember: The British Empire in the Great War The Battle of Jutland The Battle of the Somme, First Phase The Battle of the Somme, Second Phase Nelson's History of the War (Volumes I-V) Scholar Gipsies A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys Montrose: A History Lord Minto, A Memoir Sir Walter Scott The King's Grace 1910-1935 Autobiography & Biography Memory Hold-the-door ... John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist and historian and also served as Canada's Governor General. His works include novels, collections of short stories, historiographical works and biographies. But, the most famous of his books were the adventure and spy thrillers.

An Economic History of England 1870 1939An Economic History of England 1870 1939

Except for the Manchester Ship Canal, which was concerned with oversea rather
than internal trade, hardly any new canals were built. ... The local traffic of
Birmingham and the West Midlands and of London and its northern hinterland,
the traffic over the plain of South ... the mining and manufacturing districts of the
West Riding to the Ouse and the Humber nearly exhausted the tale of inland
navigation ...

Author: William Ashworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136586439


Page: 456

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This is a comprehensive account of a decisive epoch in England's economic development by a leading economic historian. 'Works of economic history often get bogged dwon in figures - so many machines, so much unemployment, often, too, they are histories of technology, not of economic organization. Professor Ashworth goes to the opposite extreme in a most praiseworthy way: his book is actually good to read. Though there are tables of statistics (eleven of them), the book is an essay in interpretation, not an encyclopedia; it enriches our understanding rather than adding to our knowledge.' A.J.P. Taylor. This classic book was first published in 1960.

Railway TimesRailway Times

A bill is canal directors under guise of Mr. Collins . results and no doubt this
method , rather printed — it is deposited in the private ... the standing orders and
all nice shape of two canals , whose directors made the Midland and London and
North - Western points of ... It may , “ point a moral , ” water to the hapless railway
— this petition is writers ( ignorant as they are ) must have if it fails to “ adorn a
tale .



ISBN: UOM:39015089267945



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The River Runs UphillThe River Runs Uphill

A Story of Success and Failure Robert Aickman. being of rigid ... She re -
assembled herself , and the two of them departed , as so often on the canals , to
the nearest pub . ... My friends knew these things , but had not expected to
encounter a wild boy in the middle of our desperate century and in the British
West Midlands .

Author: Robert Aickman


ISBN: IND:39000009231783


Page: 210

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Canal BooksCanal Books

Surprises there may be , but in most secondhand bookshops , the inquirer after
canal books will be told that ' they ' re very ... hundreds ) of pounds may be asked
for a first edition of Watership Down , Casino Royale , or The Tale of Peter Rabbit
. ... Take , for example , a book like Hadfield ' s Canals of the West Midlands .

Author: Mark Baldwin


ISBN: UVA:X000983823


Page: 98

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