Yorkshire's Viking Coast

From Bempton to the Humber Estuary

Author: Ian D. Rotherham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445618067

Category:

Page: 96

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From the strikingly beautiful cliffs of Bempton and Flamborough Head, Bridlington Bay sweeps southwards to the mobile, sandy promontory that is Spurn Point. Holidaymakers and wildlife enthusiasts still flock to the region to enjoy its nature reserves and some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain. This area has a unique history, landscape and heritage, but is also the most rapidly eroding coast in Europe. Within these pages, we take a journey in words and full-color pictures along the Holderness Coast. Wonder at the high cliffs and sea birds of Bempton and Flamborough, explore the old harbour at Bridlington, visit the seaside at Withernsea, discover the bleak and exposed Spurn Point, and find out about the many towns and villages lost to the North Sea.

Lost Fens

England's Greatest Ecological Disaster

Author: Ian D. Rotherham

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752492683

Category: History

Page: 208

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The Lost Fens is the history of the cultural landscape of the Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, and Yorkshire Fenlands from the Humber and the Vale of York, to Norfolk. The book draws together the story of changing landscapes, lost cultures and ways of life, and the wildlife that has gone, too. This story of destruction is the most dramatic example of ecological destruction in our history. Between 6,000 and 10,000 square kilometres of wetland present in the 1600s, was almost entirely obliterated by 1900. Gone are the vast flocks of wetland birds that filled the evening skies in winter, the frozen wetlands and the fen skaters of the winter, and the abundant Black Terns or breeding wading birds of the summer months. This is the history of a landscape, of a region, and of its people, long since passed away. It is a remarkable tale and, above all, a history of a lost ecology.

Yorkshire's Dinosaur Coast

Author: Ian D Rotherham

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445618176

Category: History

Page: 96

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North Yorkshire boasts some of the most stunning countryside and amazing seaside anywhere in England, and its history is equally dramatic. Whitby Museum holds evidence of the great sea creatures that formerly populated this region millions of years ago. The soft shale rocks reveal and release fossils of remarkable sealife from small ammonites to giant plesiosaurs. This is truly the 'Dinosaur Coast'. From the southern areas around Filey to the far north of our story at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, each area has its own tales to tell. Within these pages, we take a journey in words and full-colour pictures along Yorkshire's Dinosaur Coast. Discover the twentieth-century seaside resorts of Filey and Scarborough and the secret cliffs of Robin Hood's Bay. Visit the home of Dracula, the fishing villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay, and stand on the pier at Saltburn to watch the great ships that still service the area's industry. Wildlife, history, heritage and landscape combine to make the northern coastline of Yorkshire a fascinating place to visit. This is Yorkshire at its best.

Mary Anerley

A Yorkshire Tale

Author: Richard Doddridge Blackmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 288

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Geographical Etymology

A Dictionary of Place-names Giving Their Derivations

Author: Christina Blackie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Names, Geographical

Page: 243

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The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps

Author: Michel Faber

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 184767402X

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

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Sian, tired of nightmares in which she meets a grisly end, decides she needs to get out more, so she joins an archaeological dig at Whitby Abbey. What she finds is a mystery involving a long-hidden murder, a man with big hands, a fragile manuscript in a bottle, and a rather attractive dog called Hadrian. Faber's dazzling novella takes us up the 199 steps in Whitby that link the 21st century with the ruins of the past. Equal and indissoluble parts thriller, romance, historical/ghost story and meditation on the nature of sincerity, this is an ingenious literary page-turner. Atmospheric photographs complement the text beautifully. This book, like Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, deploys a masterful sense of ambiguity, outstanding narrative power, works on many levels and, as always with Faber's writing, is elegant, thought-provoking, distinctive and compelling.

Lost Sheffield in Colour

Author: Ian D Rotherham

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445617897

Category: History

Page: 128

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Sheffield is the fourth-largest city in England and was where the Industrial Revolution began in earnest. The city is renowned for its high-quality steel and fine cutlery, for its two large universities and for having the biggest shopping centre in Europe, yet there is so much more to its history and its heritage.

Roman Baths in Britain

Author: Ian D. Rotherham

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445612305

Category: History

Page: 128

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Bathing was central to Roman society. It was the pinnacle of sophisticated leisure and of cleanliness. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, even the most highranking people in European society were distinctly grubby and smelly! It would be thousands of years before anything approaching the same level of technology and importance developed anywhere in Europe

Dynamics of Marketing in African Nations

Author: Sonny Nwankwo,Joseph F. Aiyeku

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567203998

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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International marketing specialists with a diverse range of experience and accomplishments uncover the factors that are now, or soon will become, the dominant determinants of success in marketing to African nations.

Walking the Wolds Way: Yorkshire on Foot from Hull to Filey

Author: David Clensy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1430310197

Category:

Page: 86

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David Clensy had never walked further than his car door when he decided to take on the 80 miles of the Yorkshire Wolds Way. Join him as he steps out on the trek from Hull to Filey. Whether you're planning to walk the Way or just fancy a chuckle at someone else's misfortunes, you are sure to be engrossed in the journey.

Food and Wine Festivals and Events Around the World

Author: C. Michael Hall,Liz Sharples

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136402705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

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Food and Wine Festivals and Events Around the World is a pioneering text that recognises the importance of this rapidly growing aspect of the tourism industry. Food and wine festivals and events play a significant role in rural and urban development and regeneration and the impacts of these events can be far ranging at a social, political, economic and environmental level. This innovative book recognises the development of food and wine festivals as a part of regional and national tourism strategies and uses international case studies to illustrate practice and contextualise theory. Bringing together an international contributor team of experts, this is the first book to study this profitable and expanding area of the tourism industry and provides a unique resource for those studying in the fields of tourism, event management and culinary arts.

Spas and Spa Visiting

Author: Ian Rotherham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747814732

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 56

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The British spa came into its own in the Georgian period, with thousands flocking to take the waters at Bath, Cheltenham and Tunbridge Wells as well as numerous other towns. As these towns grew, their reputation as fashionable destinations became as or more important than the benefits of bathing, which in any case often involved immersion in water tainted by dirt and diseases from fellow bathers. Ian D. Rotherham here traces the story of the British spa back to Roman and medieval times, through their heyday in Georgian and Victorian Britain and right up to their decline in the twentieth century and recent revival. With a wealth of colourful illustrations, this book is a perfect introduction to changing attitudes to public bathing and health, and describes the rise of some of Britain's most famous towns.

The Building of Castle Howard

Author: Charles Saumarez Smith

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226764030

Category: Architecture

Page: 221

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This book is the first complete study of the circumstances which led to the building of Castle Howard, one of the greatest and best-known English country houses. It describes how and why Charles Howard, third earl of Carlisle, decided to build it; how the architect Sir John Vanbrugh received his first commission; how the building was paid for and where the money came from; what the original interiors looked like; how the gardens and park were laid out; and the decision taken to build the first classical mausoleum in England, designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor. It relates the physical appearance of the architecture to the hopes, desires and personalities of those involved in the building and makes it possible to look at the house in the way that it was intended to be seen by visitors in the eighteenth century. The Building of Castle Howard should appeal to anyone who is interested in eighteenth-century architecture, in the history of gardens, in country houses, and in a historical detective story of a house which Sir John Vanbrugh was determined should be 'the top seat and garden of England.'

History on the Ground

Author: Maurice Beresford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317284585

Category: History

Page: 258

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Taking the evidence of maps and documents, this book, originally published in 1957, describes 6 journeys inthe field: to parish boundaries, Elizabethan villages, the planted medieval towns and to parks of all periods.

LOST TOWNS OF THE YORKSHIRE CO

Author: Thomas 1876 Sheppard

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781372559617

Category: History

Page: 372

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A Way from Heart to Heart

Author: Helena Fairfax

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681468042

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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"...a fantastic book...With an engrossing story and relatable characters, this story is a must read." The Book Maven "...a touching and beautifully written story about the power and healing nature of love." Jo Barton at Jaffa Reads Too "...a lovely, emotive and heart-warming contemporary romance story that draws in the audience and takes hold from the very beginning...Fans of contemporary romance will love A Way From Heart to Heart." Caroline Barker at A Reader's Review "...A tale of sadness, loss, friendship, family and love. I loved it!" Sandra at Beauty Balm blog spot A knock at the door shatters Kate Hemingway's life when she's informed of her husband Stuart's death in Afghanistan. She struggles to care for their young son George with only Stuart's aloof best friend Paul as emotional support. Piece by fragile piece, she tries to rebuild her life, realising Paul and her son have formed an unlikely bond. When Paul agrees to accompany Kate and a group of disadvantaged teenagers on a trip to the Yorkshire moors, he finally reveals something he's kept secret for years. Kate's own scarred heart begins to open up ... but can she risk her son's happiness as well as her own? A novel about friendship, loss, and the human heart's enduring capacity for love, this stunning debut explores one woman's attempt at survival when her world comes crashing down around her.