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Cardiff Pubs and BreweriesCardiff Pubs and Breweries (Images of Wales S.) Photography of Wales. Illustrated with over 100 old photographs, postcards and promotional advertisements, this book looks at the beers and breweries which vanished and the ones which survived. Glimpses of working and social life, and some of the pubs' lively clientele are also featured, each image recalling the social history of Cardiff's brewing industry. The Illustrated History of Cardiff's Pubs.

Private Views of SnowdoniaPrivate Views of Snowdonia Landscapes shapes people. People shape landscape. And together, they have shaped this sumptuous celebration of Snowdonia's beauty and boldness. With dramatic photography by Steve Lewis, and in collaboration with the Snowdonia Society, 'Private Views of Snowdonia' features short accessible essays by thirty people who live or work in this most magical of National Parks. Some, like Kyffin Williams, Dafydd Elis Thomas and Jim Perrin, are names of national standing; others, though less celebrated, communicate an equally valid love of the land and its way of life. As Bryn Terfel, himself a man of Snowdonia, tells us in his foreword: We are privileged that they have chosen to share with us a small glimpse of what makes Snowdonia landscape and its communities a very special part of the world. Photography of Wales.

Cardiff Rugby Football Club 1945-2000 (Archive Photographs: Images of Sport S.) The rich history of Cardiff Rugby Football Club is vividly brought to life in this superb book. It contains over 200 images, each supported with a detailed caption. Photography of Wales.

Whitchurch and Llandaff NorthWhitchurch and Llandaff North (Images of Wales S.) Photography of Wales. A collection of archive photographs documenting life in the Cardiff suburbs of Whitchurch and Llandaff North, it recalls the events from sporting fixtures to works outings, VE Day celebrations to Coronation street parties. The final chapter is dedicated to T.J. Powell, one of the greatest British composers of brass band music.

Butetown and Cardiff DocksButetown and Cardiff Docks (Archive Photographs: Images of Wales S.) This fascinating collection of 200 photographs, selected mainly from the Butetown History and Arts Centre archives, provides an unparalleled insight into the history of Cardiff’s docklands, including the multi-cultural community known throughout the world as Tiger Bay. Butetown and Cardiff Docks provides glimpses of the metamorphosis of the docks from a small harbour to the leading coal exporting port in the world. The book also introduces the reader to some of the personalities that inhabited the area and brings alive sights and scenes portraying the area’s rich historical heritage. The reader will encounter street scenes, with buildings that are long gone, demolished to make way for what is now known as Cardiff Bay. Butetown and Cardiff Docks is part of the Images of Wales Series, published by Tempus.

Cardiff Old and NewFrancis Frith's Cardiff Old and New (Photographic Memories S.) A collection of approximately 100 detailed period photographs from the Francis Frith archive with extended captions and full introduction. It is suitable for tourists, local historians and general readers. The volume includes a voucher for a free mounted print of any photograph shown in the book. Photography of Wales.

WalesWales (Country S.) Wales is a country of powerful history and striking landscape. Dramatic mountains, narrow valleys, beautiful coastlines, peaceful villages, and bustling towns all echo with the resolute identity of a nation which has survived, over the centuries, the ravages, the invasions, and the bloody battles of history. Richard Keen takes us on a fascinating journey through this beautiful and remarkable land. Steeped in a rich folklore of giants, devils, fairies, witches and ghosts, the Welsh countryside is covered with many fascinating monuments and ancient ritual sites - from neolithic burial chambers and medieval castle ramparts, to forgotten eighteenth-century gardens or the abandoned workings of a Victorian coal mine.

PontypriddPontypridd: A Market Town (Images of Wales S.) This collection of 200 images provides a glimpse into the history of the Welsh market town of Pontypridd, birthplace of the Welsh national anthem. It covers from the market place overlooking Taff Street to William Edwards' famous Old Bridge, heavy industry (the Brown Lenox chainworks), Glamorganshire Canal and Taff Vale Railway.

Music in the RhonddaMusic in the Rhondda (Archive Photographs: Images of Wales S.) Photography of Wales. This fascinating collection of over 200 photographs, programme covers and other memorabilia covers a golden era of music-making in the Rhondda, from the last half of the nineteenth century up to the 1960s.

Llandudno PhotographsLlandudno (Images of Wales S.) Photography of Wales. Featuring over 200 photographs, this collection offers an in-depth look at the history of Llandudno over the last 150 years, taking the reader on a journey around the streets and buildings, recalling people and events which have shaped the character of the town.

Welsh RailwaysWelsh Railways: A Photographer's View This wonderfully evocative album presents a selection of Alan Jarvis' best photographs, nearly all taken in Wales. Over 250 illustrations not only record the railways of Wales as they were but also lines which, alas, have long since disappeared. The images cover the period when steam was still very much alive, through to its demise, and reflect both the enthusiasm of a lover of railways and the expertise of a skilled photographer. The variety of subject matter, which includes the whole paraphernalia of the railways, from signal posts to asrchitraves and from carriages to track, coupled with the striking composition of the photographs, make every page a delight. An informative commentry places the images in their geographical and historical setting, anf the narrative is enlivened by Alan Jarviss personal recollections and anecdotes. Computer-generated maps also help to place the photographs in their geographical context.

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