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The Old Paths of Gloucestershire

By Alan Pilbeam

9780752445403

ISBN: 9780752445403

Published: 29-02-2008


The Old Paths of Gloucestershire

By Alan Pilbeam

ISBN: 9780752445403

Published: 29-02-2008

About This Book

A walk around the old paths of Gloucestershire is, in many ways, a walk through the history of Gloucestershire itself. In this fascinating account, Alan Pilbeam takes us on a tour of the county's pathways and roads, demonstrating how the evolution of Gloucestershire society over time, from the pilgrims of the Middle Ages through the battle-scares of the Civil War and the industrial workers of the Victorian era, is reflected in changes in both the uses and nature of the county's footpaths. Examining each era in detail the author reveals the history lying around each corner and the characters that once enlivened the terrain. Yet, this is more than simply a history book. Including 100 high-quality photographs, it is also an excellent introduction to walking in Gloucestershire and will prove invaluable to both visitors to the area and locals wanting to know more about the place in which they live. It will hold appeal not only to walkers, but to anyone with an interest in the history of this most beautiful of counties.

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