West Somerset in the News (Hardback)
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West Somerset in the News (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 31/05/2010
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In July 1860, when a Williton printer, Samuel Cox, launched the West Somerset Free Press, the district was about to experience rapid and exciting change. Progress was in the air and since this first edition, the Free Press has, decade by decade, faithfully reported the characters and events that have shaped the district. West Somerset in the News for the first time brings these stories together, with authentic extracts and illustrations from the pages of the Free Press, giving fresh insight and detail to well-known stories, and uncovering fascinating new stories which have long been forgotten. West Somerset in the News reports on the big developments of the time, the arrival of the railways in Victorian times, the natural disasters at Watchet and Lynmouth, the battles both to develop and to preserve Exmoor, the hopes and fears for the nuclear plants at Hinkley. It also reveals fresh details about:

Publisher: Halsgrove
ISBN: 9781906551094
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 297 x 240 mm

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