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The Hamble River: And Much About Old Bursledon [Paperback]

Susannah Ritchie
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  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Milestone Publications (May 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0903852497
  • ISBN-13: 978-0903852494
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 14.8 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 460,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A guide to the Hamble River and its surrounding area, including the village of Bursledon. The Hamble flows into Southampton Water on the south coast of Hampshire, and its estuary is well known as a yachting centre. The author gives details of this and also of the Hamble's prestigious history as a site of naval shipbuilding from 1338 to 1810. The book includes two maps and many illustrations.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book about a great part of the world 5 Jun 2006
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As far as local histories go this is a fantastic book. It is beautifully written and gives the reader a real sense of place. Although all black and white it is really nicely produced with loads of old pictures. It contains lots about the boatbuilding past of the village of Bursledon and of life on a busy river. A must for people who live in the area or family came from there. Also for anyone interested in ship building and yachting it gives insights into some of the more important boats that came from Bursledon (including HMS Elephant - Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Copenhagen). For anyone who doesn't know Bursledon was also the setting for Howard's Way in which it was renamed Tarrant!
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