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ISBN: 9781841142456
AUTHOR: The Edale Society
The Book of Edale (pdf e-book)
The Book of Edale (pdf e-book)
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Nestling in the heart of the Peak National Park, Edale consists of five hamlets or 'booths'. Mentioned in the Domesday Book but not established as an independent parish until the seventeenth century, it was an isolated farming community visited only by intrepid travellers until the late 1800s, when the trans-Pennine railway arrived, changing the face of the landscape and the way of local life for ever.

As walking grew in popularity Edale became a Mecca for hill walkers from the large industrial conurbations that grew up around the edges of the Peak District. Demands for access to the moorland were inspired by the lofty but forbidden plateau of Kinder and the village became a focal point for the establishment of the first national park in the country.

Despite the pressures which such status has brought to the parish, Edale is still home to farming families that have lived in the valley for generations and a lively community spirit continues to this day.

The Edale Society, founded in 1978, is a forum for inhabitants to collect and share local knowledge. The Society meets regularly to study a wide range of aspects central to Edale's story, from early and natural history, through industry and agriculture, to the shared amenities which have long provided a structure for the community, including the railway, schools, houses of worship and the many groups and organisations which thrive in the parish. Exhibitions to mark church and railway centenaries have been staged by the Society and a biannual walk around the high parish boundary is always popular with members. This book is a collective effort of villagers past and present and includes a wealth of material drawn from archive tapes and interviews.

Photographs from the early-twentieth century to the present day provide a fascinating view of this unique and close-knit community.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 245 6, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published ctober 2003. pdf e-book March 2011.

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These ten routes by celebrated mountaineer and photojournalist Roger Redfern cover a broad canvas and are ideal for families and groups of friends, from high moorlands overlooking Greater Manchester in the north-west to the expansive parkland of Lyme Hall; the recesses of the Goyt Valley and sharp crest of Kerridge Hill; the magnificent viewpoints of Shutlingsloe and the Roaches; the secret corners of the Dane Valley and the southernmost tip of the National Park
A Boot up The Eastern PeakA Boot up The Eastern Peak - £4.99
This handy, hardback pocket guide to the mainly gritstone eastern fringes of the Peak District National Park makes a grand companion for anyone interested in exploring the area on foot. The ten routes described by the celebrated mountaineer and photojournalist Roger Redfern range in length from a modest 3.25 miles (6 kms) to 8.5 miles (13.5 kms).
A Boot Up The White PeakA Boot Up The White Peak - £4.99
What do the beautiful Lathkill Dale, Monsal Dale, Chee Dale, Millers Dale,Wolfscote Dale and the valleys of the Dove and Manifold have in common? They are all to be found in the White Peak area of the Peak District National Park and all have clear rivers flowing gently through their deeply-cut trenches. Ten leisure walks by celebrated mountaineer and photojournalist Roger Redfern guide you.
A Boot Up The Dark PeakA Boot Up The Dark Peak - £4.99
Although hard-core walkers are attracted by the challenges of long walks across these high moors of the Dark Peak, there are lots of easier and less demanding routes where you can experience this unique landscape. 10 of the best are chosen here by Roger Redfern.
The Book of Chapel-en-le-Frith (pdf e-book)The Book of Chapel-en-le-Frith (pdf e-book) - £24.99
Although this publication contains extensive historical pictorial records and written accounts of the changing visual aspects of this fascinating parish, it is primarily a book about the social, educational, religious, cultural and sporting life of a community that was enriched throughout the twentieth century by a host of organisations, clubs and societies.
Peak District Address BookPeak District Address Book - £12.99
You will find some pictures in this magnificent Address Book with azure skies and bright sunshine, but the photographer, the masterly Jerry Rawson, prefers the impact of dramatic light, stormy conditions and especially around dawn and dusk when the light can be a revelation transforming the mundane landscape into something quite sublime; capturing a fleeting moment of perfection
The Peak District: A Winter's TaleThe Peak District: A Winter's Tale - £14.99
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The Book of the Bakewell Show (pdf e-book)The Book of the Bakewell Show (pdf e-book) - £24.99
The local name 'The Little Royal' underlines the importance of this agricultural show to the region. Linda Robbins and Lesley Draper here record its fascinating history with over 150 photographs from the war years through to the shows of more recent years.
Ancient PeaklandAncient Peakland - £14.99
This lavishly illustrated book by Bill Bevan is a must for those wishing to follow in the footsteps of ancient ancestors. Directions are given to the most impressive and accessible sites for each period and an invaluable timeline runs through the book to relate the Peak District sites to internationally important places such as Stonehenge, the Pyramids and Sutton Hoo.
Bakewell The Ancient Capital of The PeakBakewell The Ancient Capital of The Peak - £19.99
The Halsgrove Community History series reaches Bakewell, once the capital of the High Peak, in this comprehensive account by Trevor Brighton.
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