Stamford History Tour

Stamford History Tour

£8.99eBook: £5.40
Genre: Non-Fiction
ASIN: 1445659301

A pocket-sized, illustrated history tour around the Lincolnshire town of Stamford showing how it has changed across the centuries

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Situated on the River Welland, Stamford has a reputation for being one of England’s finest towns. There is a mix of medieval and Georgian architecture, together with older timber-framed buildings that were untouched by the Industrial Revolution or later developments, so its centre has survived remarkably intact. The town’s architecture is outstanding and for this reason, in 1967, it became the country’s first conservation area. In recent years the town has become a popular tourist destination, as well as a filming location for television adaptations of Middlemarchand Pride and Prejudice.

In Stamford History Tour author Christopher Davies guides readers on a fascinating walk through the town and its history. Along the route readers will be able to see how Stamford has changed through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With the help of a handy location map, this pocket-sized guide highlights the streets, buildings and landmarks, and discovers some well-known and hidden aspects of the town’s heritage.

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About the Author
Christopher Davies

Christopher has been involved in local history research for over forty years, and has studied history at both Leicester and Cambridge universities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Professionally, he was involved in adult education and training before retirement. He has written a number of local history books and guides. His particular interests lie in seventeenth-century history, but he also has a strong interest in industrial history particularly as it relates to railways and canals. He currently lives in the village of Trevor in North Wales.