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Around Rugeley from Old Photographs A Further Selection

Around Rugeley from Old Photographs A Further Selection (Paperback)

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Until the early twentieth century Rugeley was celebrated for its annual June horse fair, during which it was said to be impossible to move in the Horsefair for the number of horses and people. This major event reflected the town's agricultural background. During the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries improving communications and its situation on the Cannock Chase coalfield gave rise to Rugeley's industrial development, which was to culminate in the twentieth century in the opening of two large power stations. The increasingly widespread use of photography from the mid-nineteenth century onwards was making possible a visual record of the changes the area was undergoing which would provide future generations with a remarkable and immediate insight into the live and times of their forebears. The photographs in this fascinating selection, many of which have been drawn from private collections and are published here for the first time, throw light on the diverse aspects of everyday life for ordinary people. Informative captions remind us that beneath the apparent tranquillity of so many of these scenes lay a reality often characterised by difficulty and hardship. The compilers have brought together a wealth of local information which makes this, their latest volume, an invaluable addition to the libraries of all those who want to know more about Rugeley and the surrounding areas.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaPlaces in old photographs Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/03/2010 ISBN-13: 9781848685024  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Joan Anslow is keenly interested is local history. She has produced several books about Stafford and the immediate area as well as numerous articles for magazines and the local press. Joan lives in Stafford and, although retired, she enjoys working voluntarily for the Archives Service.

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