Vale of York Through Time takes the reader on a fascinating journey through this most beautiful part of Britain. It takes in the market towns of Thirsk, Ripon, Boroughbridge, Easingwold and Wetherby, along with a host of delightful villages along the way. Contrasting the old with the new, the book shows images from the early twentieth century alongside their contemporary equivalents, all described in informative captions.The exhilaration of Sutton Bank near Thirsk, the ecclesiastical splendour of Ripon, the Battle of Boroughbridge, the Georgian elegance of Easingwold, fascinating villages west of York, and Wetherby's importance as a staging post on the Great North Road - then as now - all these are covered in this unique and fascinating book which will delight visitors and residents past and present.
Paul Chrystal was educated at the Universities of Hull and Southampton where he took degrees in Classics and wrote his MPhil thesis on attitudes to women in Roman love poetry. He appears regularly on BBC local radio the World Service as well as publishing features for national newspapers and history magazines. He has been history advisor for a number of York tourist attractions and is the author of many books on a wide range of subjects, including histories of northern places focussing on Yorkshire, social histories of tea, chocolate and confectionery and various aspects of classical literature and Roman history. Paul lives near York and is married with three grown up children.
Vale of York Through Time by Paul Chrystal
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