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The third book in this magical series looks at the North West of Britain, including Liverpool and Manchester etc. I remember travelling on a tram in London when I was about five years old, that would have been in 1951/2, I should think, and the fascination I had then with these magnificent vehicles has never diminished. I don't envy those people who live in cities, especially those that have newly installed tramways, like Nottingham, but I do wonder what it would be like to be able to travel around such cities in these coaches. This is an important piece of social history, a brilliant series.
To describe this book as wide-ranging would be an understatement. It covers a wealth of subjects embracing both laity and clergy. As there can be few, if any, family historians who don't have ancestors that were members of the Church of England, arguably this is a work for everyone... This book's strength is in the background and the understanding that is provides and it must be recommended for that alone.
WDYTYA? October, 2017 - reviewed by Paul Blake