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ISBN: 9781841143378
AUTHOR: Keir Foss
The Book of Newtown, Isle of Wight (pdf e-book)
The Book of Newtown, Isle of Wight (pdf e-book)
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Keir Foss tells the story of this remarkable community, the ancient capital of the Isle of Wight. Tis fascinating heavily illustrated book covers every aspect of local life down through the years, from schooling, farming, entertainment and sport to work and worship in times of hardship and poverty, wealth and prosperity.

Chapters include: From Capital to Capitulation? Newtown’s Changing Fortunes; Just Beyond Memory: Newtown in the Late 1800s; ‘Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!’: Church, Chapel & Ceremony; From Shanks’ Pony & Back: The Story of Local Transport; ‘Look, Duck & Vanish’: Seafarers & Military Men; ‘For Every Child a Chance’: The Rise & Demise of Schooling; ‘Keeping the Banks’: Land Reclamation at Newtown; ‘Without Envy for What Others Enjoy’: Brick Makers of the Haven; ‘To Be Let on Advantageous Terms’: Salt Making Around the Haven; ‘I Once Saw a Queer Bunched Figure’: The Story of Shell-Fishing; ‘We Are Merely the Custodians’: Farming & Farm Folk; ‘Snatched From the Vulgar Overseer’: Poverty, Sickness & Incapacity; Laundress, Washerwoman or Char?: Some Nineteenth-Century Prospects for Women; ‘Bowls, Quoits & Other Unthrifty Games’: The Neighbourhood at Play and ‘Up Goes a Pound, Pop Goes a Penny & Down Comes Half a Crown’: Local Field Sports.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 337 8, digital download, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published 2004. Pdf e-book April 2012.

Wild Hampshire & Isle of WightWild Hampshire & Isle of Wight - £14.99
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are reputed to be two of the most wildlife-rich counties in the UK. This celebration of their wildlife heritage is a showcase for some of the most beautiful, fascinating and inspiring species and habitats to be found on land and at sea. In this new and lavishly illustrated book by Clive Chatters, the wildlife and wild places quite rightly take centre stage. Readers are taken on a journey around the two counties with their diverse landscapes and species.
Portrait of the Isle of Wight CoastPortrait of the Isle of Wight Coast - £14.99
Starting and finishing near the Needles and Alum Bay this book represents a photographic exploration of the island’s numerous coastal highlights and characteristics, captured in all their glory through more than 140 images from the camera of Geraint Tellem.
Spirit of The Isle of Wight Steam RailwaySpirit of The Isle of Wight Steam Railway - £4.99
From his collection of stunning images Mike Heath presents this photographic excursion along the line which, with many of the society’s locomotives and all of its carriages having spent much of their working lives on the island, is truly a journey back in time.
Cowes WeekCowes Week - £14.99
With over 140 striking and immediate images, Dave Willis captures the excitement, disasters and triumphs of one of the sporting calendar’s ultimate events.
Isle of Wight Address BookIsle of Wight Address Book - £12.99
Whether bought as a gift or for personal use, this Isle of Wight Address Book, with its superb pictorial reminders of the island, will provide years of pleasure.
The Isle of Wight & Hampshire Coast from the AirThe Isle of Wight & Hampshire Coast from the Air - £14.99
The Halsgrove Coast from the Air series reaches Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Isle of Wight from the AirIsle of Wight from the Air - £14.99
The superb aerial photographs in this book provided a fascinating overview of this historic island community, which these days provides a distinctive place to live for thousands, and for many more a place to enjoy leisure pursuits including watersports of all kinds, birdwatching, or simply walking the many island footpaths.
Portrait of the Isle of WightPortrait of the Isle of Wight - £14.99
The Isle of Wight is a landscape of infinite and fascinating variety and is captured here by Ian Badley in over 140 evocative and beautiful images, showing the island at its colourful best.
The Book of WhippinghamThe Book of Whippingham - £19.99
Subscriptions are closed. The opportunity to have a name printed in the book has now passed and the book is available for purchase in the normal way. Published July 2006.
Beaches, Bars and Blisters of the Isle of WightBeaches, Bars and Blisters of the Isle of Wight - £9.99
This book captures the unique charm and eccentricity of the island and recalls the sights and personalities author David Yates encountered along the way as he passed a variety of beaches, visited a number of bars and developed several blisters on his feet. Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
The Book of Porchfield & Locks GreenThe Book of Porchfield & Locks Green - £19.99
Subscriptions are closed. The opportunity to have a name printed in the book has now passed and the book is available for purchase in the normal way. Published November 2006.
The Unguided Tour Isle of WightThe Unguided Tour Isle of Wight - £9.95
This book by Simon Kern is the perfect accompaniment for any visitor or for those wishing to find out more about the Island and its unique qualities. It blends some of the island’s most notable locations with a few of its lesser-known gems.
Images of Hampshire and Isle of Wight RailwaysImages of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Railways - £19.99
Here are rare photographs, many of them taken by the author Maurice Dart, of main line locomotives and private and industrial lines, many of which no longer exist. Each is accompanied by the author’s own text, unique reminiscences of the locomotives that once ran on the westcountry’s extensive rail system.
The Book of CalbourneThe Book of Calbourne - £19.99
The Subscription List has now closed, but you can still purchase the book. All books will be sent on publication in October.
Sky High Isle of WightSky High Isle of Wight - £4.99
The superb aerial photographs by Jason Hawkes in this book give a fascinating overview of this historic island community, which these days provides a distinctive place to live for thousands, and for many more a place to enjoy leisure pursuits including watersports of all kinds, birdwatching, or simply walking the many island footpaths.
 
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