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Bakewell The Ancient Capital of The Peak
Bakewell The Ancient Capital of The Peak
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This is another book in the Halsgrove Parish History series, reminding us of the people and events that have made our communities what they are today – celebrating the past and providing a stepping stone to the future. The photographs in this unique volume, many of them previously unpublished, are a vital record of the history and inhabitants of this ancient settlement brought together from across the community.

Bakewell once the capital of the High Peak, is sheltered in a bowl of hills on the banks of a crystal trout stream, the River Wye. Early settlers were drawn to its fertile meadows, irrigated by wells and springs. A settlement eventually derived its name from an Anglo-Saxon named Badeca, whose well eventually became known as Bakewell.

The town is noted for its fine parish church, four schools, an old market hall, two Town Halls and an historic bathhouse and gardens. Its Square is dominated by a large regency coaching inn and its river is spanned by two old and elegant bridges.

All this, and much more, is detailed in this 160 page book, copiously illustrated throughout with over 200 historic photographs of the places and people who have made up the thriving community of Bakewell and its surrounding parish.

ISBN 1841144193, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages.

Peakland PubsPeakland Pubs - £7.99
One of the undoubted joys of a walk in the Peak District is the tempting prospect of a pint and a pie at one of the area’s unrivalled range of village pubs. Andrew McCloy, author of the authoritative Peak District Pub Guide (2002), now takes a closer look at some of the stories, myths and legends behind Peak District pubs.
Tales from LitterdaleTales from Litterdale - £12.95
John Morrison's hilarious tales from the Peakland village of Litterdale appear for the first time in book form. Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
Moors Crags and CavesMoors Crags and Caves - £6.99
This is the long-awaited reprint of the classic study by Ernest A Baker of the earliest years of walking, rock cimbing and caving in the Peak District and surrounding area.
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.
Moods of the Bronte MoorsMoods of the Bronte Moors - £12.95
It’s the combination of upland country, well-wooded valleys and characterful mill towns that makes the South Pennines such a fascinating area to explore and photograph, and John Morrison’s stunning new book explores every aspect of this vastly under-rated landscape.
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.
Michael Barnfather's DerbyshireMichael Barnfather's Derbyshire - £24.95
This book is a tribute to Michael Barnfather and to his favourite model, the beautiful countryside of his native Derbyshire.
Rex Preston's Peak and PennineRex Preston's Peak and Pennine - £24.95
Ravishing pictures, demonstrating the skill of this much collected and sought-after artist in portraying the diversity of the beautiful Peak and Pennines in all seasons.
The Best of the Clarion RamblersThe Best of the Clarion Ramblers - £6.99
The legendary Sheffield Clarion Ramblers' Handbooks, written and edited almost single handedly by G.H.B. Ward - The King of the Clarion Ramblers' - for over fifty years, are now recognized as gems of outdoor literature. Collected here into a single fascinating book.
Sky High Volume 2Sky High Volume 2 - £12.99
In this part of the 2004 Sky High Series, first broadcast on ITV Central, Marie Ashby takes five journeys from Birmingham to the western edge of the Central region, looking at a whole host of interesting and dramatic locations. We share her excitement as the helicopter flies high and low over the landscape revealing just how beautiful the area is from the air.
Sky High Volume 4Sky High Volume 4 - £12.99
ITV Central's acclaimed Sky High 2005 season takes to the air in two volumes. In this first part Marie Ashby teams up again with helicopter pilot Mark Barry-Jackson for five aerial journeys across the Midlands. All the programmes begin and end in the heart of Birmingham at the beautiful Aston Hall. From there Marie flies out to the edge of the region on the north and west, taking in all sorts of interesting places from dramatic landscape and houses to steam trains and aeroplanes.
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