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This is another book in the Halsgrove Parish History series, reminding us of the people and events that have made our communities what they are today - celebrating the past and providing a stepping stone to the future. The photographs in this unique volume, many of them previously unpublished, are a vital record of the history and inhabitants of this ancient settlement brought together from accross the community. Bideford is one of the most historic towns in the West Country - its medieval bridge, still-working quay, narrow streets and buildings - all are steeped in history. At the same time, change has been a constant theme in the town's developent - from the building of the bridge through to the opening up of links with North America, the arrival of the railways and the reinvention of the town as a tourist attraction. This new history by two of North Devon's leading historians addresses all these aspects in a searching yet easily accessible way. All this, and much more, is detailed in this 160 page book, copiuously illustrated throughout with over 400 historic photographs of the places and people who have made up the thriving community of Bideford and its surrounding parish.
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Book Description Halsgrove, Tiverton, 2005. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 295 x 205 mm. 160 pp. Navy blue boards in pictorial jacket. Mild roll in spine (ie, the spine is at a slight slant, and the boards are no longer perfectly flush at fore-edge). Jacket lightly dulled at spine (lettering and design remain distinct). Copious b&w illustrations. Seller Inventory # 68964