Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Secret Loughborough

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The Leicestershire town of Loughborough is an historic market and university town which still holds an annual street fair but is also famed for its industrial heritage. It is the home of the world’s largest bell foundry, dating from mediaeval times but known more recently as John Taylor’s Bellfounders, where bells for St Paul’s Cathedral, York Minster and many others were cast. The town was also home to the Falcon railway locomotive factory which became Brush Electrical Machines and is famous for the first package tour, a railway excursion organised by Thomas Cook in 1841. Many famous athletes have studied at Loughborough university including Sebastian Coe and Paula Radcliffe.

In this book local author Lynne Dyer reveals the hidden history of Loughborough, from its mediaeval and industrial past to the present day. Secret Loughborough explores the less well-known episodes and characters in the history of the town through the centuries. With tales of remarkable characters, unusual events and buildings lost or hidden, and fully illustrated with photography, it will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of this Leicestershire town.

Book ISBN 9781445688244

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Jun 2019

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 100

Available on: Saturday 15th June 2019

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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