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Galashiels Through Time

Galashiels Through Time

Gainsborough Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th November 2012

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations181

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Gainsborough has changed and developed over the last century.
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445612706

The tranquil town of Gainsborough hides an exciting past. At the heart of the early history of England, it acted first as a capital of King Alfred's Mercia, and then as a stronghold of Viking conquerors Sweyn Forkbeard and Canute. It became the centre of turbulence once again as a Royalist garrison during the Civil War. The town's religious heritage is equally unconventional. Originally under the control of enigmatic Knights Templar, later the Mayflower pilgrims would secretly worship here before departing for the New World. Gainsborough is sited on the River Trent. Originally a small agricultural settlement, it grew to become an important port - the most inland in Britain - and a centre of diverse industry, producing everything from boilers to fancy dress. Modern Gainsborough is renovating many of these industrial sites to great acclaim. This volume, comprising stunning old images and modern colour photographs, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of Gainsborough's eclectic past and present.

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