Bakewell & the Wye Valley Through Time

Bakewell & the Wye Valley Through Time

Alfreton Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th October 2013

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Armitage has changed and developed over the last century.
RRP: £15.99 Online Price £14.39
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445621357

Situated in the Amber Valley in Derbyshire, Alfreton is a lively community with a vast array of shops, pubs and public areas, each peppered with their own pockets of history waiting to be discovered. The area certainly has a long past - it is thought the town was founded by Kind Alfred who named the settlement after himself. In later years, the town's growth and prosperity was centred on agricultural production, cottage industries, coal mining and iron production. Today, Alfreton has much to offer, including the milestone, the lock-up, the Norman church of St Martin, which inspired local resident D. H. Lawrence in Woman in Love, and Alfreton Hall, the former home of the Palmer-Morewood family, who were Lords of the Manor for 334 years. Alfreton enthusiast Jill Armitage delves into this town's history and conveys just what has changed and what has stayed the same in Alfreton Through Time.

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