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Newtown Through Time By Newtown Local History Group

Newtown Through Time by Newtown Local History Group

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Summary

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Newtown has changed and developed over the last century.

Newtown Through Time Summary

Newtown Through Time by Newtown Local History Group

Newtown has existed as a small but significant border town in the upper Severn Valley for over 700 years. It is sometimes said that the town hides its jewels, and indeed to the casual visitor this can often be the case. The town was established as a new town by Edward I in 1279 and has retained the name ever since. Until the end of the eighteenth century it remained a small, isolated market town. With the industrial and political changes sweeping the country in the early nineteenth century, Newtown exploded into the largest manufacturing town in Mid Wales. The woollen industry sustained the town for over a hundred years. Then decline set in until, in the 1970s, it became a new town again under the 1965 New Towns Act. Newtown Through Time, with nearly 200 pictures, explores the town and its often hidden past.

About Newtown Local History Group

Newtown Local History Group has published a variety of books about the town, including Newtown: Second Selection (History Press: 1998), Newtown Pocket Images (History Press: 2006) and many others. They also produce a quarterly magazine, The Newtonian.

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GOR010955271
Newtown Through Time by Newtown Local History Group
Used - Like New
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
2014-02-13
96
1445616882
9781445616889
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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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