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Coalville Through Time By Steve Duckworth

Coalville Through Time by Steve Duckworth

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Summary

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

Coalville Through Time Summary

Coalville Through Time by Steve Duckworth

Coalville was born in 1833 following the discovery of untouched coal under sparsely populated fields at Long Lane. George and Robert Stephenson arrived to build the Leicester & Swannington Railway and suddenly the place was alive with miners, engineers and brick makers recruited from many parts of the UK. Housing was built off the main roads to accommodate the incomers and traders arrived to supply all manner of goods. Chapels provided education for workers' children, and marches were held each year from Marlborough Square. Through difficult times, a local Co-op spread rapidly into the square but has recently closed, like many other businesses including the mines and railways. The square provided a venue for public celebrations. Fortunately, Snibston Colliery buildings survive as the venue of a discovery museum, attracting many visitors.

About Steve Duckworth

Steve Duckworth is a member of the Coalville Heritage Society, and has had published books with the Coalville Publishing Company and The History Press in the past along with his co-authors Denis Baker and John Jacobs. Steve is a freelance professional photographer of many years and a former director of Coalville Publishing Company. Building on the collections of old photographs and postcards from the heritage society and society members, Steve, Denis and John are now keen to couple these timeless views with modern counterparts and detailed histories on an area known and visited by many. Denis Baker is a member of the Coalville Heritage Society, and has had published books with the Coalville Publishing Company and The History Press in the past along with his co-authors Steve Duckworth and John Jacobs. Denis is a retired college lecturer and previous author for Leicester County Council. Building on the collections of old photographs and postcards from the heritage society and society members, Steve, Denis and John are now keen to couple these timeless views with modern counterparts and detailed histories on an area known and visited by many. John Jacobs is a member of the Coalville Heritage Society, and has had published books with the Coalville Publishing Company and The History Press in the past along with his co-authors Steve Duckworth and Denis Baker. John is a devoted member and treasurer of the heritage society. Building on the collections of old photographs and postcards from the heritage society and society members, Steve, Denis and John are now keen to couple these timeless views with modern counterparts and detailed histories on an area known and visited by many.

Additional information

GOR010707863
9781445614076
1445614073
Coalville Through Time by Steve Duckworth
Used - Like New
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
2013-08-15
96
N/A
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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