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The Medway Valley: A Kent Landscape Transformed (Englands Past for Everyone) [Paperback]

Andrew Hann
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15 Oct 2009 Englands Past for Everyone
This volume traces the impact of industrial development and decline on the valley and its people. It details changing patterns of work and society, the creation of new settlements and the pivotal role of the river in all aspects of village life reflecting two centuries of change and upheaval.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Phillimore & Co Ltd (15 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1860776000
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860776007
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 17.2 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 637,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought to help family history research. 25 May 2014
By BRD
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Helped to fill in gaps of the way ancestors lived and the conditions that they lived in. Also brought to life the places that they lived.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book 28 Nov 2013
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My mother in law really wanted this book and I typed it into the search on the off chance and there it was. Reasonably priced and delivery was prompt.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Medway Valley 5 Feb 2013
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Excellent book- well written and full of great facts.I am walking the length of the Medway and this book has helped me enjoy the whole experience.
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4.0 out of 5 stars On the fringes of the industrial revolution 5 Feb 2013
By Sixtus
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This volume has attempted a wide survey of industry in a limited area. As one who
was brought up in the Medway valley I found it fascinating in taking me back through
the origins of the industrial sites of the area - many of which had been abandoned
by the time I encountered them (the 1940s and 50s). Where I would take issue with
the contributors is on their perhaps antedating the decline. New factories often
grew up to replace old and my visits over the past half century suggest a process of reduction rather than abolition. Some small firms have sprung up to provide local unemployment and Lafarge are planning a
new eco-friendly cement works at Snodland. Not everyone has become a commuter. Twentieth-century industry in the area is thus brushed aside perhaps too simply. Nevertheless, a valuable historical work!
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By Bonzo
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I was brought up in the Medway Area and so this is a fascinating insight into the background of muck that I knew.
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