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The Wharncliffe Companion to Nottingham (Paperback)

An A to Z of Local History

Local History

By Geoffrey Oldfield
Imprint: Wharncliffe Books
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781903425701
Published: 7th January 2004
Last Released: 1st August 2007



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Aimed at visitors and residents alike, this companion to the history of
Nottingham is an indispensable reference guide to the long, varied and
sometimes surprising story of the city. Essential information on the people, places and events that played key roles in the story is presented in a convenient A to Z format. Famous and notorious individuals are portrayed here, dramatic, sometimes tragic events are remembered, and familiar local myths and legends are explored. The volume is a source of fascinating insights into Nottingham's past and should provide answers to frequently asked historical questions - the whos, wheres and whys that make up the rich history of the city.

Excellent guide to everything you could possibly want to know about the city of Nottingham...

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The Wharncliffe Companion to Nottingham is more than just an insight of the rich heritage of the city: it brings to light nuggets of information. In 868 the area was Anglo-Saxon, a burg or more familiar today as borough, with burgs, who were freeman. Gata's became streets under the Romans and gatas through the town walls became gates. Boots a pharmacists began there and General Booth, a native of the town and one time pawnbroker's assistant founded the Salvation Army. Another gem was Feargus O'Conner MP, born in Cork, Ireland and one of the leaders of the Chartist Movement, represented the town in parliament, was declared insane. A reflection of the social mores of the time is reflected in mention from Whites Directory of 1853 that the town had four troops of Yeomanry of the most respectable inhabitants. Only four troops?

Richard Gough, Historian, writer, Author of Escape from Singapore, SOE Singapore 1941-1942, The jungle is Red, Outpost of the Empire and to be published Tony Poe, CIA Paramilitary.
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