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York Industries Through Time By Paul Chrystal

York Industries Through Time

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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which York's Industries have changed and developed over the last century.

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York Industries Through Time by Paul Chrystal

The foundations of York's commercial identity lie in the powerful medieval guilds that controlled and organised business development here until the nineteenth century. Unlike other Yorkshire towns, York, a major ecclesiastical centre and a fashionable 'tourist' city, was largely untouched by the Industrial Revolution; it owes its nineteenth-century growth to its emergence as a railway hub and as a key force in the British confectionery industry.The book will give today's York residents a unique picture of how their city was, as well as those who used to live or work here. Confectionery giants Rowntree's, Terry's and Craven's are depicted and described, as are other lesser known firms like Cooke, Troughton & Simms. These, and the myriad specialist shops that have always crowded the medieval streets, all find a place in the pages of this fascinating and original book.

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About Paul Chrystal


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.

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GOR008942438
York Industries Through Time by Paul Chrystal
Paul Chrystal
Through Time
Used - Like New
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
2012-03-15
96
1445602148
9781445602141
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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.