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South Staffordshire Coalfield

Worthing Through Time

Worthing Through Time

St Albans Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th April 2012

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations182

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which St Albans has changed and developed over the last century
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ISBN
9781445607269

As one of the earliest recorded towns in Britain, St Albans has had a long, colourful and distinguished history. Dominated by the great Abbey Church of St Alban, the adjacent site was a thriving market town in Saxon, Norman, medieval and Georgian times. The coming of the railway in the mid nineteenth century saw increased development to the east of the original settlement, and this has been steadily growing ever since. St Albans was one of the sites where Magna Carta was drafted. It played a great part in the Peasants' Revolt, and took Parliament's side in the Civil War. Each of these periods has left its mark on the architecture and environment. Today St Albans is still a thriving market town, a focus for commuters and a magnet for tourists. All this and more is captured in this remarkable book, celebrating the vibrant life of this most historic area.

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