Adlestrop Revisited

Author: Anne Harvey

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752499840

Category: History

Page: 236

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Edward Thomas never left the train that stopped briefly at a Cotswold station, Adlestrop, just before World War I, but what he saw resulted in one of the best known and loved English poems, Adlestrop. Generations of literary pilgrims have visited the village which inspired the poem, while many of today's writers have composed their own tributes to the poet and the place where, after the closure of the station, the nameboard was lovingly retained. This anthology explores Adlestrop's literary, topographical and railway associations. Anne Harvey investigates the origins of the poem: did the train really stop 'unwontedly'? Was it an express? Was Thomas travelling alone? His fascination with the railways began in boyhood and is seen in two of his little-known short stories, 'A Third-Class Carriage' and 'Death by Misadventure'. The book also examines the connection with Jane Austen, who visited her Leigh relatives at Adlestrop Park and Rectory, and there are poems from Peter Porter, Alan Brownjohn, P.J. Kavanagh, Dannie Abse and Brian Patten. A wide selection of illustrations includes facsimiles of Edward Thomas's original manuscript and notebook entries, photographs and fine wood engravings by well-known artists. This engaging anthology will appeal to all who have read and loved this classic poem.
Bradshaw's Guide Scotlands Railways West Coast - Carlisle to Inverness

Author: John Christopher

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445634043

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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Bradshaw's Guide provides a fascinating account of his railway travels within Scotland. For the first time it is presented in a highly readable form in this new annotated volume, fully illustrated throughout with old and new colour images.
The Railroad Station

Author: Carroll L. V. Meeks

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486286273

Category: Architecture

Page: 203

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Profusely illustrated book chronicles the evolution of the architecture of the railroad station in both Europe and America from the 1830s to the 1950s. "Carefully documented by all the apparatus of exacting scholarship, and even better by a fascinating collection of more than 230 pictures." — The New York Times.
Tracks of Change

Author: Ritika Prasad

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316033616

Category: History

Page:

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From the mid-nineteenth century onwards, railways became increasingly important in the lives of a growing number of Indians. While allowing millions to collectively experience the endemic discomforts of third-class travel, the public opportunities for proximity and contact created by railways simultaneously compelled colonial society to confront questions about exclusion, difference, and community. It was not only passengers, however, who were affected by the transformations that railways wrought. Even without boarding a train, one could see railway tracks and embankments reshaping familiar landscapes, realise that train schedules represented new temporal structures, fear that spreading railway links increased the reach of contagion, and participate in new forms of popular politics focused around railway spaces. Tracks of Change explores how railway technology, travel, and infrastructure became increasingly woven into everyday life in colonial India, how people negotiated with the growing presence of railways, and how this process has shaped India's history.
British Sport - A Bibliography to 2000

Author: Richard Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135287429

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 310

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Volume two of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.
British Sport: Local histories

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714652512

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 688

Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.