Halsgrove Newsletter
Halsgrove Publishing
.Search Titles
..
Halsgrove Logo
  about uslocationvacanciestrade logincatalogue

Shopping cart  Shopping cart
0 Title(s) in cart
Total £0.00
» Checkout


Latest Title(s) Viewed:


Community Histories

PiXZ Books


Halstar
Railway Series

Halsgrove Publishing
Halsgrove House
Ryelands Business Park
Bagley Road, Wellington
Somerset TA21 9PZ UK
Tel: 44 (0) 1823 653 777
Fax: 44 (0) 1823 216 796
sales@halsgrove.com
.

.
Trade Login  Trade Login

Not logged in

» Login
 
 
ISBN: 9780857042927
The Book of Salhouse & Woodbastwick
The Book of Salhouse & Woodbastwick
  • Description
  • Related

Neighbouring villages on the Norfolk Broads with much in common but with distinct identities, Salhouse and Woodbastwick lie 5 and 6 miles respectively north east of the City of Norwich, each bounded to the north by the River Bure.

Historically, the two villages have at times shared common ownership and at other times gone their own way. In mediaeval times both were near the centre of an economic powerhouse based on peat digging; in the nineteenth century each was home to a wealthy landowner who spent lavishly on their own mansion and on the village surrounding it, and whose influence can still be seen.

While agriculture has always dominated, the villages in modern times have become largely residential but a smattering of rural trades continues to flourish.

Exactly halfway between the two villages lies Salhouse Broad, a tourist destination since the nineteenth century, arguably the most beautiful setting of any in Norfolk, in an undulating landscape that is far from flat.

Unscathed, but not unaffected by war, enemy action was never far away and the influence of an American airbase nearby is still well remembered.

In this book we discover how the villages and their landscapes were influenced by early history and later by the changing fortunes of landowners and the changes brought about by improved communications.

Personal reminiscences recall many forgotten aspects of life in the twentieth century, we look at people and social activities, and we look at the churches, schools, houses and street scenes, much of which has changed in recent decades but some of which has remained very much the same.

THE AUTHOR

Although having had a lifelong interest in all things historical, this is the first book that Colin McCormick has attempted. Inspiration came from the earlier work by Roy Bullers, who was unofficial local historian for many years, and was the author of many articles and talks on the subject. Roy’s aim to produce a history book was sadly never realised, but after his death in 2014, Colin recovered his archives and set about collating them. From this starting point, Colin has re-edited all the original texts and written a number of new chapters, assembling a wealth of new material and photographs, including a vital part of Roy’s legacy, the verbatim accounts of older people in the village he interviewed in the 1980s and 90s.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 292 7, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published November 2016.

The Book of BrundallThe Book of Brundall - £19.99
The Book of Blofield & HemblingtonThe Book of Blofield & Hemblington - £19.99
The Book of NarboroughThe Book of Narborough - £19.95
The Book of LingwoodThe Book of Lingwood - £24.99
Stephen Peart charts the history of Lingwood in Norfolk feauring the families and individuals that have contributed to the fine community spirit of this idyllic village.
The Book of HaddiscoeThe Book of Haddiscoe - £24.99

The Book of Haddiscoe by Lin Bensley takes a discerning view of the village and particular inhabitants from the latter half of the eighteen hundreds to the middle of the 20th century with the aid of memoirs, letters, journals, diaries, books, newspaper articles and over two hundred historic photographs.

The Book of SwaffhamThe Book of Swaffham - £24.99

As well as iconic images like the Pedlar sign this book shows the real people, at work and leisure, as well as some of the buildings which no longer stand. Great efforts made to provide as much information as possible about the photographs included. These and many other aspects of the past make a 'must read’ book for all who love Norfolk.

The Book of HappisburghThe Book of Happisburgh - £24.99

This book presents the Happisburgh’s rich archaeological and historical heritage, using archaeological drawings, aerial images, historical documents, old photographs and personal recollections to tell the story of this coastal community, famous for its eroding coastline, whose residents have literally lived their lives on the edge.

Published November 2011.

The Book of the BurnhamsThe Book of the Burnhams - £24.99

A photographic history of the Burnhams from early history through to the present day is presented in the large format A4 Community History series.

The Book of StrumpshawThe Book of Strumpshaw - £19.99
Strumpshaw is a small Norfolk village; the home to 500 residents and the envy of property developers. This fascinating history by Stephen Peart was influenced by the experiences of Strumpshaw folk who recounted their lives; telling of the heartbreaks and hard-work; of how things were done ‘at that time of day.’
The Book of HethersettThe Book of Hethersett - £19.95
Te illustrated history of the village of Hethersett in Norfolk explores the highways and byeways of village life from the Domesday Book to the present day.
The Book of Sheringham (Digital Download)The Book of Sheringham (Digital Download) - £24.99
Once a sleepy Norfolk fishing village, Sheringham was transformed by the arrival of the railway in 1887 and grew over the years into a thriving holiday town with safe golden beaches and a beautiful hinterland. All is detailed in this photographic history with chapters including Early Days, Front Line Town, The Sporting Life, Keeping the Faith, People, Busines & Industry and Down to the Sea in Ships.
The Book of Litcham with Lexham & Mileham (pdf e-book)The Book of Litcham with Lexham & Mileham (pdf e-book) - £24.99
Together the history of these Breckland Villages are covered in detail through chapters on Principal Buildings, Families & Local Characters, Village Trades & Services, Farming & Agriculture, Churches & Chapels, The Village Schools, Sports Teams & Societies and Events and Village Life Today.
The Book of Mulbarton (pdf e-book)The Book of Mulbarton (pdf e-book) - £24.99
The copiously illustrated history of the village of Mulbarton, Norfolk. Over 100 past and present residents of the village have hunted out photographs, programmes, magazines, receipts and many other archives; they have written their memories and found memories recorded by earlier generations.
The Book of BecclesThe Book of Beccles - £19.95
The Book of MulbartonThe Book of Mulbarton - £19.99
The copiously illustrated history of the village of Mulbarton, Norfolk. Over 100 past and present residents of the village have hunted out photographs, programmes, magazines, receipts and many other archives; they have written their memories and found memories recorded by earlier generations.
The Book of HempnallThe Book of Hempnall - £19.99
This is a story about people within an historical landscape. It is about a community that throughout the years has worked together to make things happen for the common good. It is also about murders, thefts, riots, assaults and very interesting eccentric people. Hempnall, with its remarkable variety of sources, invites and inspires exploration.
The Book of HindringhamThe Book of Hindringham - £19.99
The Subscription List has now closed, but you can still purchase the book. All books will be sent on publication in October.
The Book of Bergh AptonThe Book of Bergh Apton - £19.99
The Book of EastonThe Book of Easton - £19.95
The Book of SculthorpeThe Book of Sculthorpe - £19.95
The Book of Wendling, Longham & BeestonThe Book of Wendling, Longham & Beeston - £19.99
 
 
Web Price: £24.99
28.96 EUR 31.24 USD 40.93 AUD

 
« Previous | Next »


 
 

Copyright© The Halsgrove Group 2004-2017......home | new titles | about us | directors | location | showroom | checkout | privacy | vacancies....Halsgrove® & A Boot Up® are registered trademarks
The Halsgrove Group includes DAA Halsgrove Ltd, Halsgrove Ltd & Halstar Ltd registered in England Nos 4136732, 6029724 & 6472636 at Halsgrove House, Wellington TA21 9PZ.
Imprints: Halsgrove, Halstar, Ryelands, PiXZ Books, Community Histories & Halswood Journals. Follow Halsgrove on facebook or twitter.

 
FREE POSTAGE E-Books
Latest pdf e-books


Latest Kindles



Credit Cards