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21%OFFJulia Barnes - Great Torrington & District Through Time - 9781445634173 - V9781445634173
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Great Torrington & District Through Time

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Description for Great Torrington & District Through Time Paperback. This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Great Torrington has changed and developed over the last century. Num Pages: 96 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKEWD; WQH; WQP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 167 x 8. Weight in Grams: 338.
Great Torrington, or Cheping Torrington as it was once known (Chipping being the old name for market) was a considerable town, even in medieval times. It grew steadily from its agricultural roots through an industrial phase and was at the centre of road, canal and railway links. In Victorian times it had mills for corn, sawmills, grist mills and tucking mills, lime kilns and a glove-making factory, which employed 1,000 people, mostly in their own homes. Then there was a fell mongers and skivers works for curing the chamois leather to supply the glove factory. In the twentieth century a ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Amberley Publishing
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Series
Through Time
Condition
New
Number of Pages
96
Place of Publication
Chalford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781445634173
SKU
V9781445634173
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 4 to 8 working days
Ref
99-2

About Julia Barnes
Julia Barnes is a local author and a member of the Westward Ho! History Group. Anthony Barnes is a local author and a member of the Westward Ho! History Group. He set up and runs the website and Facebook group. He lives in Bideford. Susan Scrutton is a local historian who lives in Torrington.

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