Lost Britain

Lost Britain

by David Long

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Overview


From lost villages and Victorian theaters, to Tudor alleyways and medieval churches, Lost Britain takes you on a journey through some of the extraordinary features of Britain's history which have been forgotten over the centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782434399
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author


David Long is a writer, a columnist for the Sunday People, and has created a weekly cartoon strip which appeared in the Times. He is the author of Animal Heroes, A History of London in 50 Lives, and Spectacular Vernacular.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Anne Boleyn's Heart Suffolk 11

Back-to-Backs Birmingham 13

Barings Bank City of London 15

The Battle of Assandun Essex 16

Blue Streak Silo Cumberland 18

Borley Rectory Suffolk 20

Borstals Kent 22

Braunstone Park Tunnels Leicester 23

The Bristol Brabazon East Lothian 25

The Broomway Essex 27

Cable Railway Derbyshire 28

Chariot Racing Essex 30

Cockfighting Glamorgan 31

Condemned Cell London 33

Coquet Stop Line Northumberland 35

Croydon Canal Surrey 37

Dirigibles Bedfordshire 39

Doggerland Norfolk 41

Duck Decoy Buckinghamshire 43

Duns Berwickshire 45

Eaton Hall Cheshire 47

Elizabethan Horology City of London 49

England's Atlantis Suffolk 51

The Flyers' Graveyard Derbyshire 53

Fritchley Tunnel Derbyshire 55

Gainsthorpe Lincolnshire 57

Gasometers 59

German War Cemetery Suffolk 61

GHQ Line 62

God's Gift Cumberland 64

Hydraulic Power Company London 66

The Jacobite Succession Bavaria 68

King John's Treasure Lincolnshire 70

Knockers-Up 72

Lamplighters London 74

The Last Duel Surrey 75

Lindley Leicestershire 78

Lines of Communication London 80

Llanwddyn Montgomeryshire 82

Local Time Hertfordshire 84

Lord High Admiral of the Wash Norfolk 85

Lost Aberdeenshire 87

Lundenwic London 88

Maine Road Stadium Manchester 89

Market Ouvert London 91

The Marsham Street Rotundas London 93

Medieval Town Tram Suffolk 95

Middlesex Middlesex 96

Morwellham Quay Devon 98

The Motor Show Warwickshire 100

The Mound of Down County Down 102

Mumbles Sail Railway Glamorgan 103

The Munitionettes' Cup North Yorkshire 105

Norn Shetland and Orkney 108

Noviomagus Kent 109

Old Money £.s.d. 112

Old Sarum Wiltshire 113

The Opperman Stirling Hertfordshire 115

Orford Ness Suffolk 116

'Paying on the Nail' Bristol 118

Phyllis and Ada London 119

The Pneumatic Railway Middlesex 121

Polari London 123

Presentation at Court London 125

Project M-N West Sussex 127

The Queen's Champion Lincolnshire 128

RAF Skaw Shetland 130

A Railway for the Dead Surrey 131

Rattray Aberdeenshire 133

Ravenser Odd East Riding of Yorkshire 134

A Really Huge Naked Lady Northumberland 136

River Medlock Manchester 137

Roxburgh Roxburghshire 139

The Royal Military Canal Kent 140

Royal Touch London 142

The Saunders-Roe Princess Isle of Wight 144

The Scapa Flow Scuttling Orkney 146

The 7th Earl of Lucan East Sussex 147

The Silver City Air Ferry Kent 150

St Kilda Outer Hebrides 151

St Peter's Seminar Dunbartonshire 152

Stocks and Pillories County Down 153

Stow Maries Aerodrome Essex 155

Temperance Bars Lancashire 157

Tide Mills East Sussex 158

Trolleybuses West Riding of Yorkshire 159

TSR-2 Shropshire 161

Tuberculosis Hospital Warwickshire 163

Tyneham Dorset 164

Victoria County of Perth 166

Village Lock-up Somerset 167

'Waddling to the Waters' Somerset 169

Wade's Roads Scottish Highlands 171

Wentworth Woodhouse West Riding of Yorkshire 173

West Tofts Norfolk 175

Wharram Percy North Riding of Yorkshire 176

The Williamson Tunnels Liverpool 179

Woodstock Palace Oxfordshire 182

Woolworths 185

Wrecking Devon 187

Picture Credits 190

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