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1 Appleby, Edna (Hill). CANMORE: THE STORY OF AN ERA.
Canmore, Alberta Self-published 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Signed by Author
163 pp, 11 1/4" H. Signed by author on front free endpaper. B&w photographs, reproductions, fold-out school group (1926) photograph facing title page. Records the history of town of Canmore and the surrounding area. "Once located within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain Park, you observe Canmore changing from a CPR town into the only thriving coal mining town of the entire Bow Valley. Pictures and records of the once existing towns of Bankhead, Anthracite, Georgetown and Kananaskis are spotlighted as they enhanced the development of Canmore itself into the town it now is. The history of Exshaw and its cement plant is also recorded. Traced throughout the book is the development of the Canmore Mines from 1887 to 1974 with a subjective view of the miner and his contribution to Canmore." A few minor very small dents on rear board, minor browning on rear pastedowns. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear and rubbing, a few very small dents and small hole on rear panel, several medium tears/creases with old tape repair at top of rear panel, two very small stains on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Armstrong, Keith, Editor. OUR VILLAGE: MEMORIES OF THE DURHAM MINING COMMUNITIES.
Seaham, Durham The People's History 2000 1902527321 / 9781902527321 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
128 pp, 9 7/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. " 'Our Village' reflects the pains and joys of the people of the Durham Coalfield during a period of drastic change. It is a selection from a series of community publications the author has been involved in over the last 20 years. The general idea behind all these projects has been to let the people speak for themselves in conversation and in their songs and poems. Mixed with over 130 vivid photographs of their local communities, what comes across is a passionate, and often agonising, account of the social upheaval County Durham has experienced. The memories, poems and photographs will interest and enthuse young and old alike. There is gloom aplenty but also wit and vitality in what people have to say. From the banks of the Derwent to the Weardale hills, from the beaches of Easington to proud Westoe, they tell their tales and laugh and cry." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very small corner crease and minor rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Bishop, James.  Foreword by Lord Blake.
3 Bishop, James. Foreword by Lord Blake. THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Angus & Robertson 1982 0207148260 / 9780207148262 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
144 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, drawings, advertisements. "The First World War, which claimed the lives of so many men on the battlefields of the Western Front, also profoundly affected the character and everyday life of the nation at home. It was the first 'total war' and the whole country contributed to the war effort. The unrelenting demands of the trenches eventually forced the Government to introduce conscription while, for those left behind, the state intervened more and more in the lives of its citizens. Hardships increased: food and fuel were in very short supply and rationing had to be imposed in 1916. The civilian population was also directly involved in the hostilities with the bombing raids of zeppelins and aeroplanes. But the war did bring some changes for the better. The salaried classes grew, working conditions improved and the war also helped liberate women who replaced men in factories and public services, and joined the armed forces. When the armistice finally came, in November 1918, Lloyd George promised 'a fit country for heroes to live in' - though the reality proved to be less Utopian. The Illustrated London News continued to publish throughout the First World War and was supplemented by The Illustrated War News. These magazines provided a vivid pictorial chronicle of contemporary events and enable us, today, to enter into the spirit of a bygone era. (The author) has written a fascinating and fully-documented account of these momentous years, complemented by over 200 pictures from the original issues." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, light foxing at top & bottom inside edges, very light edge wrinkling, a few tiny dents and faint line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Blower, James. Foreword by Grant MacEwan. GOLD RUSH: A PICTORIAL LOOK AT THE PART EDMONTON PLAYED IN THE GOLD ERA OF THE 1890s.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1971 007092919X / 9780070929197 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
199 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 5/8" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "By 1898 all roads led to the Klondike. One such road was to pass through the tiny Edmonton community, and Edmonton was never to be the same again. As the gateway and principal outfitting centre to one of the most popular - albeit treacherous - overland trails to the Yukon gold fields, Edmonton, then only 1500 strong, found itself playing host to over 2000 rough and hearty Klondikers. Within two years the town population doubled, local merchants prospered, business boomed. They were colourful times, not to be missed, and James Blower recounts them fondly. He salutes those boisterous, hopeful men equipped with pack horses, ox teams or dog sleds, embarking on a wild journey of more than 1600 miles through forests, swamps, perilous rivers and lakes. Parties of men never heard from again - did they strike it rich in the gold fields or were they victims of drowning, scurvey, starvation? Fortunately, Edmonton boasted two excellent photographers during the Klondike days - W.C. Mathers and Ernest Brown - who recorded on film this extraordinary period in history. Their photographs, most of which have never been published before, represent the greater part of this book." Faint thin red pen mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor efge wrinking, two very small edge tears archivally taped, an areas of a four tiny scuffs on front panel, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Bruce, Jean. THE LAST BEST WEST.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1976 0889024014 / 9780889024014 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Author
177 pp, 9 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page, under printed name. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Between 1896 and 1914, the Canadian government carried out a vigorous programme in central Europe, Britain, and the United States to persuade people to immigrate to the Canadian west, 'The Last Best West'. Hundreds of thousands of prospective settlers from diverse and distinctive ethnic backgrounds responded, leading to an extraordinary mass migration which changed the face of Canada. This great campaign to populate the west is presented here by Jean Bruce, in a compelling and moving selection of more than 190 photographs of the period, together with short related texts. Her superb pictorial history gives a fine sense of scope and perspective to this vital period in the growth of Canada. We see all the paraphernalia of the government advertising campaign, the journey from the setllers' homelands, the first prairie homesteads, the development of western cities and industries and, above all, the people whose lives transformed - and were transformed by - the Canadian west." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
6 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Dobrowolsky, Helene. Foreword by Dr. William Beahen. LAW OF THE YUKON: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE MOUNTED POLICE IN THE YUKON.
Whitehorse, Yukon Lost Moose 1995 0969461267 / 9780969461265 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; The First Post - Fort Constantine; The Klondike Gold Rush; Reinforcements Meet the Great Stampede; After the Rush; First Nations People and the Police; Crime, Conspiracy and Court; Women and the Force; Patrolling the Yukon; At Ease; Wartime and Alaska Highway Construction; Dog Stories; Policing Today; Honour Roll; Reference: Endnotes; Selected Bibliography; Illustrations; Index. Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, very soft crease at top of rear panel and flap, 1" faint line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SILVER CENTRE (THE STORY OF AN ONTARIO MINING CAMP)., Fancy, Peter.
8 Fancy, Peter. SILVER CENTRE (THE STORY OF AN ONTARIO MINING CAMP).
Cobalt, Ontario Highway Book Shop 1985 0889543062 / 9780889543065 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Signed by Author
145 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, diagrams. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "Silver Centre was one of Canada's celebrated mining camps. It discovered millions of dollars in silver ore (when silver's price averaged 50 cents an ounce) and probably has as much mineral wealth today in its unexamined Keewatin ground for some future economic development. But most importantly, in terms of Ontario's social history , this Silver Centre story represents the way of life for many of the people living in northern Ontario during the early years of (the twenieth) century. The story follows in detail the mining prospectors of 1907 - their silver discoveries; the early mines - their success and failures; the depressing World War I years; then rebirth with the mother lode discovery in 1920 and its climactic decade of phenomenal silver treasure; finally, the inevitable exhaustion of known deposits. Falling metal prices discourage continued searches. Mines close - sudden abandonment. This particular drama of prospectors and developers struggling with the Precambrian rocks is a constant, unifying theme. (This) is the story of a mining community and its people, of fellowship and stubborn pleasure." Very light edge wear, previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper and embossed blind stamp on half-title page. A previous owner has amended the map of Silver Centre, 1924, adding the location of two rinks and a ball park, extending the left side of the map to show the rail yard, railway station and loading ramp, and filling in some squares indicating the location of buildings with red ink. Very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has a few small tears (archivally taped) and chips; moderate wrinkling along top edge; light browning - moderate on spine; light soiling and rubbing; small light stain, partial cup mark on front panel; small area of tiny perforations on rear panel; book color offset on inside surface; now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLD CRUSADES:  A SOCIAL HISTORY OF GOLD RUSHES, 1849-1929., Fetherling, Douglas.
9 Fetherling, Douglas. THE GOLD CRUSADES: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF GOLD RUSHES, 1849-1929.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1988 071592876 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
(259) pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The first great international gold rush began in 1849 after news about spectacular discoveries in California leaked out to the rest of the world, setting off one of the largest peace-time migrations in history. The final one, using dog-teams as well as aircraft, took place in the wilderness of northwestern Ontario in the Roaring Twenties, when corporate manoeuvring had nearly eclipsed the fierce individualism so central to the idea of the gold rush. The period saw every type of person - saints and charlatans, nobles and peasants, plutocrats and radicals, Asians, Blacks and Europeans - racing off to the Rocky Mountains, Australia, South Africa or Alaska and the Yukon. As they gained cumulative force, the gold rushes produced certain stock characters: the happy-go-lucky millionaire, the golden-hearted prostitute, the aging veteran of some previous frontier search for one final fling. In every instance, the gold rush was not merely an anarchic type of economic development but a signal and informing event in the history of the host country. In nearly all cases, there was great tension between the forces of authority on the one hand and the miners' instinctual libertarianism on the other. Often the result was violence - followed by reform. (This book) throws new light on a popular subject and ties part of one country's history and folkore to that of the others." Small bump at each corner of boards, slight bump at top of spine, very light browning at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
"AND THEY WORK US TO DEATH"  CASUALTIES OF THE MINES, WHO THEY WERE, HOW AND WHERE THEY DIED.  2 VOLUME SET.  (VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2.), Fieldhouse, Ben and Dunn, Jackie.
10 Fieldhouse, Ben and Dunn, Jackie. "AND THEY WORK US TO DEATH" CASUALTIES OF THE MINES, WHO THEY WERE, HOW AND WHERE THEY DIED. 2 VOLUME SET. (VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2.)
Gwent Family History Society, Gwent, 1994, 2nd editions. 
82 pp, 83 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft covers (stapled in wraps) - 2 volume set. ISBN 0951937103 and 0951937111 "....record more than 100 incidences of multiple deaths in the coalfield of Monmouthshire and Glamorgan. They list the names of those who suffer ed in them, and add other biographical data to help to identify them. The original sources are to be found in contemporary newspaper reports, in Quarter Sessions records, in parish registers, and in private memorabilia of friends." Interi o r s - l i g ht cigarette odor, very light browning in margins of pages, a few pages with tiny corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light browning to edges of textblock and covers, minor edge wr in kl i ng . Ve ry Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
11 Gilpin, John F. Picture research by John E. McIsaac. "Partners in Progress" by Stanley Arthur Williams. EDMONTON: GATEWAY TO THE NORTH. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Windsor, n.p., (1984), Ist edition. 
320 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs, reproductions, maps. "In this lavishly illustrated, comprehensive history of Edmonton, John F. Gilpin's expertly written text combines with a stunning assemblage of images to produce a significant and beautiful chronicle of Alberta's queen city." Tiny corner bumps, slight soiling to bottom edge of boards. Light creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light edge wrinkling, one very small closed tear. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HOME AND AWAY: NOTES ON ENGLAND AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Hegedus, Adam de.
12 Hegedus, Adam de. HOME AND AWAY: NOTES ON ENGLAND AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Hutchison, London, 1951, first edition. 
232 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "....the most exciting, most illuminating and probably the most profound study of post-war England yet published. A journey through the country - westwards to Cornwall, north to Lancashire and Yor kshire - has been used as a framework for the real theme of the book: the social-economic revolution of England. Every single social group is presented and few people know them better than the author, who combines the precision of the tra i n e d s o c i o logist with the insight of the born novelist. He employs a contrast technique full of surprise and excitement. From an aristocratic mansion he leads us to a London slum; from the emotional life of the debutante to the emotional li fe o f t he y ou ng d ock-worker; from the problems of the new Oxford undergraduate to the problems of the new coal-miner; from the struggles of provincial youth to the struggles of the Displaced Person in our midst; from the open doubts of th e m idd le cl as s t o t he tra gic secret of many a new writer....presents a valuable, and at the same time vastly entertaining picture of the new England." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jack et h as l igh t e dge wri nkli ng - ma inly at top/bottom of spine, a few very tiny chips, one very small closed tear, moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel, light scuffing on spine, some darkening to spine and flap-folds. VG/G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MEMOIRS OF A MINER., Hellens, Alexander Daniel.  Inscribed.
13 Hellens, Alexander Daniel. Inscribed. MEMOIRS OF A MINER.
Lifestories, Toronto, 1989. 
156 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover (medium brown cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board, silver border and motif on front board) - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE HALF-TITLE PAGE TO A FRIEND WHO IS MENTIONED AND PICTURED IN THE BOOK. Reminiscences of growing up in Northern Ontario and a career in mining. Contents: The Early Years; School Days; Becoming a Working Stiff; My Years at Michigan Tech; A Mining Engineer - At Last!; In the Service of King George VI; The Post-war Years; Discovery of the Cobalt Lode Mine; Birth of a Mining Company; Setting Up Shop in Toronto; Arctic Diaries; Reflections. Tiny light stain in margin of pages 32 & 33, small area of waviness at fore-edge of approx, pages 43 to 54. Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FURTHER DOWN MEMORY LANE AND MEMORIES OF WELTON ROVERS., Jones, Reg.
14 Jones, Reg. FURTHER DOWN MEMORY LANE AND MEMORIES OF WELTON ROVERS.
Privately Published 1987 0951034014 / 9780951034019 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
Unpaginated (approx. 72 pp.), 8 3/16" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. The author's memories of life in Midsomer Norton, Somerset, including many of the local soccer club. Interior - tiny piece missing form top corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two small corner creases, tiny piece missing from top corner of front cover, minor rubbing, minor wrinkles and tiny light stain on rear cover, very tiny light stain on top of text block, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE YOUNG SURVEYOR., Knox, Olive.
15 Knox, Olive. THE YOUNG SURVEYOR.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1967, reprint. 
164 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "What boy or girl wouldn't like the adventure of surveying in the Rockies when pack-mules, gold miners, and railway surveyors followed trails known only to the Indians? Bruce, the greenhorn from San Francisco, and Josette, the French girl from Edmonton, and her half-brother Mike had that exciting experience when they accompanied Edward Jarvis on his Canadian Pacific Railway surveys in 1874-1875. During the summer the two boy s endured the hardships and adventures of an exploratory survey from Kamloops to Tete Jaune Cach, then an instrumental survey along the North Fraser River to Fort George. A rock slide, plunge into a treacherous river, forest fire, cougar a t t a c k , s n ow avalanche and losing the trail are some of the dramatic events in this book for both boys and girls. That was the life of the first Canadian Pacific surveyors, who pioneered the trail-finding so that the Atlantic could be link ed t o th e Pa ci f ic w ith steel." Minor soiling at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small closed tears with creases, a few tiny chips, light foxing at top of rear flap, a few tiny light foxing marks along to p e dg e, li ght dy e sta in at top inside edge of rear panel, very light rubbing on rear panel. Very Good+/Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE PRINCESS AND CURDIE., Macdonald, George.
16 Macdonald, George. THE PRINCESS AND CURDIE.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1908 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Maria L. Kirk. 
305 pp, 8 1/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, black illustration on front board, top edge orange. 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) - collated. B&w head- and tail-pieces and title page decoration. Orange & white pictorial endpapers. The sequel to "The Princess and the Goblin", in which Curdie goes on a quest to unravel a plot to poison Princess Irene's father, the King of Gwyntystorm. Previous owner's name at top of half-title page, light toning in margins of pages, very small light stain in margin of pages 220 & 221, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight lean to spine, slight fading to spine colour, light handling soiling on edges of boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
17 Martin, Gwen L. GESNER'S DREAM: THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF EARLY MINING IN NEW BRUNSWICK.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum 2003 1894475461 / 9781894475464 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, reproductions - colour maps. Inscribed by author on half title page. "Whenever you read this book, whether by day or by night, miners are at work in New Brunswick. Their underground world is magical and terrifying. Caverns traced by fragile points of light recede into utter blackness, and the stone walls expose swirls of rock frozen in three dimensions. Overhead are vaulted ceilings, silent and beautiful as a Gothic cathedral. The heritage of New Brunswick mining reaches back over three action-packed centuries. Gypsum smugglers sailed down the Bay of Fundy by midnight. Mine developers battled each other using fists in the boardroom and pisols in the field. Many prospectors died without making a dime, while others lost their rightful holdings at gunpoint. And a lucky or skillful few hit the jackpot. The romantic, lively and ultimately triumphant tale of mining in New Brunswick is revealed here for the first time, richly illustrated with more than 140 historical photographs gathered from archives and attics across the province." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at fore-edge of front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
18 Mellor, John. THE COMPANY STORE: JAMES BRYSON McLACHLAN AND THE CAPE BRETON COAL MINERS, 1900-1925.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1983 0385128126 / 9780385128124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
362 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The devastating story of Cape Breton's miners and the strikes they launched against the companies that owned their homes, their possessions, and their churches. Canadians - and the rest of the world - will be shocked by accounts of police brutality and murder, mass demonstrations, rebellion, scandalous politicking, and most of all, desperate poverty and hunger. The miners had always been paid starvation wages by companies that held total monopolies of such towns as Glace Bay. The first time they launched a strike in 1905, soldiers were brought in and machine guns and barbed wire were set up around the mining communities. Credit was cut off from company stores (the only stores). Miners were evicted from company-owned houses (the only houses) in the middle of winter. The death toll was enormous. Strikes over the next fifteen years simply led to continued harrassment and eviction. At one time, the company was permitted, by government order, to employ hundreds of special police, mounted on horseback and supplied with guns and heavy sticks, to batter miners into submission. James Bryson McLachlan was the hero of the Cape Bretoners when he took up their cause and organized strikers and entered into negotiations with the companies. (This) is also his story - and the story of the beginnings of the labour movement for all of Canada." Small Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at edges, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
19 Newman, F.G. With the Sunniside Historical Society. THE TURNPIKE ROAD - SUNNISIDE, MARLEY HILL, BYERMOOR.
Seaham, Durham The People's History 1998 1902527011 / 9781902527017 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
128 pp, 9 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. "This new collection of over 200 photographs once again acknowledges the part coal mining played in our lives, but we also dwell on the vital role played by the farmers, market gardeners and food distributors. Throughout the grim years of the Second World War, when our island was virtually under siege, the agricultural industry fed the natiion and their contribution to the war effort was vital. The role of the agricultural industry has not diminished - home grown produce is still a vital commodity. The book pays tribute to the 'ordinary' people of our villages and we have included many of the families and individuals who have contributed to our community in their own special way. It is unfortunate but inevitable that some people will be omitted, but the selection appearing within these pages are representative of the many characters who have lived and worked along and around 'The Turnpike Road'." Contents: Introduction: The Coming of The Turnpike; Sunniside; Marley Hill; Byermoor to The Hobson; Remember the Blessings; On the Front Line; Acknowledgements and Dedication. Interior - small light soiling mark in text of page 19 (fully legible), otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
20 Newman, F.G. With the Sunniside Local History Society. BURNOPFIELD & THE TURNPIKE ROAD REVISITED.
Seaham, Durham The People's History 2002 1902527917 / 9781902527918 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
128 pp,9 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Burnopfield is another link in our chain of villages - including Byermoor, Marley Hill and Sunniside along the Turnpike Road - inextricably linked to the coal industry. Although best know for its famous neighbours, the coal owners Bowes & Strathmores of Gibside Estate, Burnopfield had other industries and grew into a thriving community. Arguably the 'Capital' of our villages and not just because it had the much appreciated Grand Cinema, but because there was a far larger community in bygone days which attracted a better choice of shops and always seemed to be a hive of activity. Like all of our villages now, community spirit seems to have waned, possibly due to the demise of the coal industry. This book reminds us of the gentler days when people did seen to care more for each other and pull together, even through the dreadful days of two World Wars and many other hardships." Interior - greetings notation on contents page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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