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Mansfield Through Time By Gerry Tonder

Mansfield Through Time by Gerry Tonder

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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Mansfield, Nottinghamshire's second largest town, has changed and developed over the last century.

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Mansfield Through Time by Gerry Tonder

Mansfield Through Time offers a cameo glimpse of a town whose character and identity has, over the last few hundred years, been moulded, modified and tempered by coal mining and the Industrial Revolution. This ancient market town evolved into Nottinghamshire's second largest town, a strategic trading hub from which roads radiate to all cardinal points. With the surrounding area rich in coal deposits and bountiful farmland, corn and textile milling developed alongside a rapidly expanding beer brewing industry. The latter half of the twentieth century, however, witnessed the demise of both the coal mines and breweries. Engineering companies shut down and the mills closed their doors permanently. The town, to a large extent, reverted to its commercial roots, as it strived towards the regeneration of prosperity lost to the influences of multinational economics. Much of Mansfield's past, previously invested in transient buildings and structures, now only exists as sepia images stored in archives. This book offers a comparative and nostalgic look at how the town has changed through time.

About Gerry Tonder

Born and raised in the then colony of Southern Rhodesia, full-time historian, researcher, copy-editor and published author, Gerry van Tonder, came to Britain in 1999, settling in Derby, the city of his wife's birth. Since then, Gerry has undertaken extensive private and commissioned research, specialising in military history. To date he has had three books published, including the co-authored landmark definitive 'Rhodesia Regiment 1899-1981'. A copy of this book was presented to the regiment's former colonel-in-chief, Her Majesty The Queen.

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Mansfield Through Time by Gerry Tonder
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Amberley Publishing
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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