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The Wharncliffe Companion to Wakefield (Paperback)

An A to Z of Local History

Local History

By Leonard Markham
Imprint: Wharncliffe Books
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781903425893
Published: 1st November 2005
Last Released: 1st August 2007



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Aimed at visitors and residents alike, this companion to the history of Wakefield is an indispensable reference guide to the long, varied and sometimes surprising story of the town. 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 Wakefield's past and should provide answers to frequently asked historical questions - the whos, wheres and whys that make up the rich history of the town.

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 Leonard Markham

About Leonard Markham

Len Markham is a prolific journalist, author and historian with nearly 40 books to his credit. His books cover an eclectic range of topics and English counties including Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire and East and West Sussex. His is the author of the best-selling Yorkshire Privies, The Yorkshire Weather Book and Footpaths for Fitness in West Sussex and is internationally noted for The Complete Angler. He is currently working on a volume about Stradivaris famous violins.

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