Aberystwyth Through Time

Aberystwyth Through Time

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, Welsh History
Paperback Published on: 15/11/2010
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Synopsis

Aberystwyth started life as a garrison town for the Normans in 1277. For centuries fishing, sea faring, lead mining and agriculture were the mainstays of the local economy. Today's vitality originates from a few tumultuous years during the 1860s which changed Aberystwyth from being a remote market town, port and watering-hole for the wealthier classes to a bustling holiday resort with a new university. With a mile of promenade, beaches, a harbour, ruined castle, medieval street plan, University, National Library of Wales, narrow gauge and funicular railways Aberystwyth is a town of great character and charm. Using images of Aberystwyth dating from a hundred and fifty years ago until the present day the reader is taken on a tour of the town taking in the promenade, outlying districts and the town centre.

  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781848687479
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Weight: 308g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 165 mm

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