Northampton was nationally important in medieval times but most traces of the period were destroyed by the Great Fire of 1675. The rebuilt town centre, the development of the shoe trade in the nineteenth century, and the era of transport and work in the community was later engulfed by the spreading boundaries of the town, as were the industry and commerce which graced the River Nene. Today the shoe factories have all but gone; motor cars and buses have replaced the trams and many impressive buildings reflecting civic pride have disappeared at the hands of developers. Local author Anthony Meredith takes the reader on their very own A-Z tour around the town's history, exploring the nooks and crannies, and along the way relating many a fascinating tale of the most interesting people and places. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, this new A-Z guide to Northampton will appeal to residents and visitors alike.
Product code: AYIZO
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Dimensions: 16.3cm x 23.4cm
Publish date: 15/04/2017
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