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Gosport From Old Photographs John Sadden

Gosport From Old Photographs By John Sadden

Gosport From Old Photographs by John Sadden


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Summary

A unique and charming look at the history of Gosport and its inhabitants, through a fascinating collection of beautiful photographs.

Gosport From Old Photographs Summary

Gosport From Old Photographs by John Sadden

This fascinating book brings together over 300 photographs of Gosport and Lee-on-the-Solent that date from the late Victorian period to more recent times. They tell a story of an area that has changed beyond recognition. The images range from commercially produced postcards to informal, amateur snaps and include a diversity of often unexpected subjects, from Edwardian soldiers with their barrack-room pin-ups, Victorian workers at Priddy's Hard, the upper deck of the floating bridge in the 1940s and boys training to be seamen, furling and stowing the head sails aboard HMS St Vincent. Views of bustling streets, long-lost pubs, shops that are open all hours, historic events and notable people offer a wealth of social history and will inspire memories not only in local residents but in anyone who has ever known the town. Those who thought that perhaps the last word has been said about Gosport are sure to find much here that will engage and surprise.

About John Sadden

John is Portsmouth born and bred, attended Southern Grammar School and, after office, factory and outdoor jobs returned to education to gain a first class honours degree, then qualify as a chartered librarian. He has worked in public libraries, specialist libraries, Highbury College and the University of Portsmouth, while also working as a writer, researcher and indexer. He worked at Gosport Discovery Centre where, amongst other things, has hosted local history events, before taking up the post of archivist at Portsmouth Grammar School.

Additional information

GOR006733100
9781848681477
184868147X
Gosport From Old Photographs by John Sadden
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
20111115
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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