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Around Lewisham Deptford

Author : John Coulter
ISBN : 0750941367
Genre : Deptford (London, England)
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Lewisham and Deptford have been a single borough since 1965, but they have very different histories. Deptford became an important shipbuilding centre after Henry VIII established a royal dockyard there; this attracted over heavy industry. Lewisham and its surrounding villages were primarily rural, until nineteenth-century improvements in transport encouraged so many new residents that by the 1920s only a small agricultural area remained, to the south of the borough. Renowned local historian John Coulter's new book describes and illustrates the changing scene in these two contrasting areas. Most of the more than two hundred photographs have never been published in book form before, and will suprise and fascinate anyone who knows this part of south-east London.
Category: Deptford (London, England)

Foul Deeds Suspicious Deaths In Lewisham Deptford

Author : Jonathan Oates
ISBN : 9781783037353
Genre : True Crime
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The twin fascinations of death and villainy will always hold us in their grim but thrilling grip. In Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Lewisham and Deptford the chill is brought close to home as each chapter investigates the darker side of humanity in cases of murder, deceit and pure malice committed over the centuries in this area of London. From crimes of passion to opportunistic killings and coldly premeditated acts of murder, the full spectrum of criminality is recounted, bringing to life the more sinister history of Lewisham and Deptford from the sixteenth century onwards. For this journey into the bloody, neglected past, Jonathan Oates has selected over 20 notorious episodes that give a fascinating insight into criminal acts and the criminal mind. The story of one of the most famous unsolved murders in history, of the great playwright Christopher Marlowe in Deptford in 1593. is followed by a catalogue of heinous crimes of every description—political conspiracies, gang killings, murders of policemen, suicide pacts, multiple poisonings, a husband who killed his wife and four children, the suicide of a crooked councillor, a motiveless murder and two unsolved murders that are as intriguing today as they were 80 years ago. The human dramas Jonathan Oates describes are often played out in the most commonplace of circumstances, but others are so odd as to be stranger than fiction. His grisly chronicle of the hidden history of Lewisham and Deptford will be compelling reading for anyone who is interested in the dark side of human nature.
Category: True Crime

London Boroughs At 50

Author : Tony Travers
ISBN : 9781785900112
Genre : Political Science
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It is the year 1965. Mary Quant introduces the miniskirt to society in her shop in Chelsea; the Dalek-style Post Office Tower is opened; and the Beatles play their last ever live UK tour date. Most importantly, on 1 April, a new system of city government is introduced and London’s thirty-two boroughs are born, revolutionising the capital into the place we know today.New names had to be chosen, councillors elected and policies formed; these boroughs and the Greater London Council between them took control of housing, roads, planning, schools and social services. Half a century on and, though the GLC was abolished in 1986, the boroughs live on, now working alongside a new metropolitan government headed by mayors Ken Livingstone and, since 2008, Boris Johnson.In London’s Boroughs at 50, Tony Travers examines the governing system that developed alongside the growing metropolis and, by identifying the unique path each has taken over the years, tells the fascinating story of how our remarkably diverse boroughs have not only survived, but actively shaped both the city and the lives of its inhabitants in their impressive fifty-year history.
Category: Political Science

Where To Live In London

Author : Sara McConnell
ISBN : 0743409191
Genre : Home ownership
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Since the first publication of Where To Live in London, the property market in London has been booming and a lot of things of changed. In light of all this, the author has updated the information for all 33 inner and outer London boroughs about school league tables, traffic and transport, council tax bands, crime figures and library-use tables. Since house prices are constantly changing, they are given as a guideline only. All the same crucial questions are answered in the same accessible manner as the first version but the information reflects the property market as it is now in 2000. What is it really like to live in the different neighbourhoods of London? What sorts of price bands can you expect in the various areas? Are there any good schools nearby for children and how well does the town council perform? What sort of people are attracted to the area? Sara McConnell walks the reader through London borough by borough and provides detailed information on all the various aspects in life in London such as shops, restaurants, open spaces and medical and leisure facilities. This easy-to-use guide features graded star ratings for amenities, provides a map of the boroughs and offers a list of useful addresses.
Category: Home ownership

Fire Protection

Author : Eyre Massey Shaw
ISBN : UIUC:30112060137939
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George Whitefields S Journals

Author : George Whitefield
ISBN : 9781878442383
Genre : Religion
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The book reveals that Whitefield was both a great man of prayer, and a voracious reader. For instance, he acknowledges Matthew Henry's Commentary, Alleine's Alarm, A Call to the Unconverted, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, among the many classics that he fed upon and found both soul-stirring and soul-satisfying. In his personal life, he very much reminds one of Jonathan Edwards, being so dedicated in all his activities. In fact, all his hours were assigned in this way: ''I . . . generally divided the day into three parts - eight hours for study and retirement, eight hours for sleep and meals, and eight hours for reading prayers, catechizing and visiting the parish.'' (p. 41). The Second Journal covered May 1738 to November 1738. This is the first journal that he consented to be printed. He arrived in Georgia on May 17, 1738 He then gives various experiences, sometimes day by day, sometimes a week or more between. The Third Journal covers December, 1738 through June, 1739, when he returned to London. He spoke to huge crowds. He preached almost constantly, and often from morning to midnight he was either preaching or witnessing personally. People almost hung on the rafters to hear him. Throughout this book you will see demonstrated the Scriptures in action. He breathed spirituality in his every appearance, private or public. At this time he was yet but 24 years of age. Such a life, some may say, is not for them. So prone are we to think that some of our hours and thoughts are our own. Whatever one's progress in holiness may be, the reader of these journals may be sure that much of Whitefield's spirit will greatly profit his or her soul. After all, how many opportunities does one have to look into the heart and soul of such a committed servant of God. Get it. It may be but a personal account, but it is sure to be of great value to any Christian. Whitefield (1714-1770) is the justly famous evangelist of the eighteenth century. He wrote his first rather full autobiographical account while on board ship in 1736. The balance of the book chronicles his travels as an evangelist through 1756.Despite the well-known differences in doctrine between Whitefield and John Wesley (which resulted at last in his famous letter to that one), he counted both John and Charles Wesley as dear friends. 332 pages, hard cover
Category: Religion

Standing Down

Author : Rosa Prince
ISBN : 9781849549295
Genre : Political Science
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Whatever happens in the general election, dozens of new MPs will be entering the Commons in 2015 - but what advice would their predecessors give them? With big names such as Dame Tessa Jowell, Jack Straw and David Willetts all exiting the parliamentary stage in May, there is no better opportunity to look back on the fascinating careers of some of the most formative figures in UK politics in recent decades. Speaking candidly about their highs and lows, their contributions and regrets, their backgrounds and future plans, these twenty-six retiring MPs, interviewed by political journalist Rosa Prince, provide frank and exclusive insights into their time in Parliament, the seminal events they witnessed and their reasons for leaving. With pearls of wisdom from Sir Menzies Campbell - 'MPs always know when it's time to stand down, but they don't always admit it to themselves' - and David Blunkett - 'Knowing when to go is as important as knowing when to step up' - this timely farewell to a generation of political heavyweights is a must-read for all.
Category: Political Science

The Almanac Of British Politics

Author : Robert Waller
ISBN : 9781135206833
Genre : History
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The latest edition of The Almanac of British Politics has been thoroughly revised and updated to include full details of the new constituencies following the comprehensive boundary changes which will come into force throughout the United Kingdom at the next election. It has firmly established itself as the definitive guide to the electoral map of the UK for nearly twenty-five years, covering in detail each of the constituencies sending representatives to the House of Commons. Its comprehensive coverage provides a witty and informative biographical profile of every Member of Parliament and a detailed social, demographic, economic and political analysis with statistics of seats to give the clearest picture of the British social and political landscape in the twenty-first century. This is the essential reference work on British politics for students, academics, journalists and psephologists.
Category: History

Lewisham And Deptford

Author : Kate Tiller
ISBN : 0750901098
Genre : Deptford (London, England)
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Category: Deptford (London, England)

Going Nowhere

Author : Joan Ruddock
ISBN : 9781785900389
Genre : Political Science
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The story of Joan Ruddock, born in the Welsh valleys, who came to lead one of Britain's biggest protest movements and went on to address the United Nations, before becoming an MP and minister, is a remarkable one. After her election to the Commons in 1987, Joan held three consecutive shadow posts and, by 1997, was thought to be on the fast-track to high office. Despite having what was perceived by all to be a promising political future ahead, she was overlooked in Tony Blair's early appointments and, as such, branded 'going nowhere' by the press. The slight, though shocking, proved to be baseless, and Joan was soon appointed the first ever full-time Minister for Women. It was a portfolio that saw her, alongside Harriet Harman, push through a radical agenda, getting sacked for her pains a year later. Undaunted, she ran a number of high-profile campaigns from the back benches, including opposing GMOs, championing Afghan women's rights and modernising the Commons. A frank and good-humoured account of a life punctuated by political activism as well as personal tragedy, Going Nowhere is the story of how Joan defied expectations and maintained her resolve throughout twenty-eight uninterrupted years in Parliament.
Category: Political Science

Water Supply The Present Practice Of Sinking And Boring Wells

Author : Ernest Spon
ISBN : EAN:4064066185107
Genre : Fiction
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"Water Supply: the Present Practice of Sinking and Boring Wells" by Ernest Spon. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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Later Medieval Kent 1220 1540

Author : Sheila Sweetinburgh
ISBN : 9780851155845
Genre : History
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A comprehensive investigation into Kent in the later middle ages, from its agriculture to religious houses, from ship-building to the parish church.
Category: History