castleton a history dr clarke

 

HOPE VALLEY THROUGH TIME.

BY DR LIAM CLARKE

Hope Valley Through Time"Travelling has always been difficult in the Hope Valley. One of the earliest maps of the area does not show any roads or tracks in the Peak District. Moving about the Valley was a very hazardous business as there were very few roads until the mid-seventeenth century...Most of the roads were impassable because of snow in winter and were subject to flooding as the snow melted."

This book by Dr Clarke shows the history of the Hope Valley in pictures, from children playing on the now busy Grindleford junction, to the building of Ladybower reservoir and the flooding of Derwent village.

This is a brilliant visual history of the beautiful Hope Valley, that has changed so much over the last hundred years and yet in so many ways, has barely changed at all.

£14.99

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CASTLETON THROUGH TIME
BY DR LIAM CLARKE

"In 1805, Castletocastleton through timen was described as 'one of the most healthful and interesting villages in the kingdom; its fertility so much surpasses the neighbourhood, its produce of every necessity of life so abundant, and its air so pure and wholesome that it may truly be called the Garden of the Peak'"

Dr Liam ClarkeCastleton Through Time is a fascinating selection of photographs, tracing some of t
he many ways in which Castleton has changed and developed over the last century.

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Also available from Castleton Visitors Centre


RRP £14.99




CASTLETON - A HISTORY, A TOUR, PEOPLE, BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRIES
BY DR LIAM CLARKE
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"Castleton lies at the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District and this generously illustrated book will give the resident and the visitor a broad as well as an intimate picture of the village.

It is filled with interesting, amusing, revealing and educational stories, giving an historical perspective of the development of Castleton over the ages, its church life, hospitals, poor houses and the leper house.

It illustrates the history of its many ancient hous
es and the people who lived in them.  Dr Clarke tells the story of puritan vicars, unpopular vicars, crazed schoolmasters, midwives, philanthropists, mill and alehouse house owners, militia men, industrialists, philanthropists, greedy landowners, thieves and beggars.  

The story of Castleton that emerges presents in microcosm many of the various industrial, social and cultural upheavals affecting England throughout the earlier centuries."

A captivating book describing the evolution of the Hope Valley, the earliest settlers and Castleton from its origins as a settlement at the foot of Peveril Castle to the picturesque village today that attracts thousands of tourists.

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RRP £8.50

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