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Around Corsham (Paperback)

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This fascinating book of over 200 old photographs depicts scenes, people and events from everyday life in Corsham and the surrounding area, including Pickwick, Gastard, Easton and Neston, covering a period of more than one hundred years.

The book contains many photographs of the town's important landmarks, such as the Almshouses, Mansion House, Monks Chapel and the water tower atop Velley Hill. The people of Corsham are an important part of the book and they are shown at work and at play. Amongst this interesting sequence of photograph are images of many of Corsham's former business and traders, including F. Lord, the tobacconist, Merretts, builders and undertakers, the Webbs Dairy, Baines confectioner and H.R. James, the ironmonger. Some of the town's well known individuals are also included, such as Florence Light (nee Barnett), 'The Angel' of Neston and Steven Hill who directed horse-drawn traffic early last century. There are scenes too of street parties, sporting activities, local clubs, churches and schools.

With material covering many aspects of life in and around Corsham, this book will appeal to all who know and love this Wiltshire town adn who would enjoy a trip into its recent past.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaPlaces in old photographsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/10/1997 ISBN-13: 9780752410715  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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