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Books by Nicholas Leach

  • The Lighthouse Story

    Nicholas Leach

    Product Code: BXVXL
    Hardback
    All civilisations have faced the challenges of trading by sea: storms, bad weather, and the hazards of cliffs and other natural landmarks that threaten their safe passage into ports and harbours. To guard against this, their people built lighthouses - first as simple fi res on hillsides, but soon these turned to grand towers and buildings that cycled through each scientific advancement as it came. Lighthouses have now become part of the landscape. Aided by beautiful photographs from all four corners of the British Isles, Nicholas Leach presents the story of the lighthouse and its development, from the earliest lights to the modern navigational aids.
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  • Lighthouses of England and Wales

    Nicholas Leach

    Product Code: BRXTE
    Hardback
    England and Wales have long been captivated by the lighthouse, with many of the towers built at the countries' extremities seen as iconic structures. Lighthouses have seized the imagination for centuries, and have cut striking figures wherever they stand. Newly revised and wholly redesigned, Lighthouses of England and Wales is a complete guide to the lighthouses of England, Wales and the Channel Islands in one spectacular volume. Alongside stunning photographs are pocket histories and statistics for each lighthouse, tower and aid to navigation - large or small - as well as details of how to visit them. Whether you are a lighthouse aficionado, coastal walker, or just someone with an eye for a beautiful view, this is a book not to be missed.
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  • The Lifeboat Service in England: The North East Coast

    Nicholas Leach

    Product Code: BPMGF
    Paperback
    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution was established in 1824 and has a long and proud tradition of saving life at sea. Today, the volunteer lifeboat crews on the coasts of Northumberland, County Durham, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire operate high-tech state-of-the-art lifeboats for the purpose of saving lives at sea. The RNLI currently operates sixteen lifeboat stations along the north-east coast of England. This comprehensive book has details of every one, and covers their histories and the current operations. It also includes details of old stations that have been closed, photographs of lifeboat memorials, and contains descriptions of some of the dramatic, courageous and daring rescues undertaken by the lifeboat crews from the region. Author Nicholas Leach has amassed a wealth of information about the lifeboats and lifeboat stations of the North East, past and present, visiting every one to provide a complete and up-to-date record of lifesaving in the treacherous North Sea between Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north and Skegness.
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  • The Lifeboat Service in England: The North West and the Isle of Man

    Nicholas Leach

    Product Code: BDMSB
    Paperback
    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution was established in 1824 and has a long and proud tradition of saving life at sea. Today, the volunteer lifeboat crews of England's north east coast operate high-tech state-of-the-art lifeboats in their work of saving lives at sea in and around the busy Irish Sea shipping lanes and around the important port of Liverpool. The RNLI currently operates eleven lifeboat stations on the north-west coast of England, and a further five on the strategically important Isle of Man. This comprehensive book has details of all the stations, with information about their history, rescues and current lifeboats. It also includes outline histories of the various old stations that have been closed. The region has an interesting and unusual history when it comes to life-saving, as not only was the first organised lifeboat service in the world established and operated in the Mersey by the Liverpool Docks Committee, but the RNLI owes its existence to the famous Sit William Hillary from Douglas in the Isle of Man. These two aspects of the history and development of the lifeboat service form a crucial part of the story of life-saving on England's north-west coast. In addition to the pioneering work of the Liverpool and Douglas life-savers, many dramatic, courageous and daring rescues have been performed by the lifeboat crews from Lancashire, Cumbria and the Isle of Man, and these are brought to life in the historical introduction, which examines the gallantry and selflessness of the volunteer lifeboat men and women who crew the lifeboats in this area. Author Nicholas Leach has amassed a wealth of information about and many outstanding photographs, old and new, of the lifeboats and lifeboat stations, past and present. He has visited every one of the stations to provide a complete and up-to-date record of life-saving in the seas off this historic, picturesque, but often dangerous coastline.
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