The Branch Lines of Devon

Exeter, South, Central & East Devon

The Branch Lines of Devon

Author: Colin G. Maggs

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445625598

Page: 176

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The first of two lavishly illustrated titles from acknowledged railway expert Colin G. Maggs, presenting the story of Devon’s branch lines.
Categories: History

The Branch Lines of Devon

Plymouth, West & North Devon

The Branch Lines of Devon

Author: Colin G. Maggs

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445625601

Page: 192

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The second of two lavishly illustrated titles from acknowledged railway expert Colin G. Maggs, presenting the story of Devon’s branch lines.
Categories: History

The Branch Lines of Dorset

The Branch Lines of Dorset

Author: Colin Maggs

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445612348

Page: 160

View: 9955

A lavishly illustrated title from acknowledged railway expert Colin G. Maggs, presenting the story of Dorset’s branch lines.
Categories: Transportation

The People of Devon in the First World War

The People of Devon in the First World War

Author: David Parker

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750953055

Page: 288

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Thematically divided, this fascinating study explores the experiences of many of Devon’s people during the First World War: soldiers; aliens and spies (real and imagined); refugees; conscientious objectors; nurses and doctors; churchmen; the changing roles of women and children; and finally the controversies surrounding farming and agriculture. It provides a moving tribute to the price paid by Devon and its people during the War to End all Wars.
Categories: History

Edwardian Devon 1900-1914

Before the Lights Went Out

Edwardian Devon 1900-1914

Author: David Parker

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750969237

Page: 224

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A century ago, Britain was locked in a devastating worldwide conflict that would change every aspect of society. This book explores life in Devon between 1900 and 1914, offering a revealing glimpse of a world now long-vanished before war broke out. Devon was no backwater; its railways and shipping were busy bringing tourists in and sending vast quantities of produce out. It was, though, a county of contrasts and change. Farming had reinvented itself after the late Victorian depression, but villages were in decline; churches and chapels were full but religion bitterly divided communities; the wealthy enjoyed extravagant lifestyles on great estates but their authority was under attack. Devon’s upper-, middle- and lower-class schools perfectly reflected the Edwardian social hierarchy, but as the county’s elections revealed, society was being torn asunder by bitter controversies over exactly who should have the vote, rule the country, and control the Empire. It was a worrying time overseas too: Great Britain’s supremacy was increasingly challenged, and the warships in Devon’s harbours and army manoeuvres on the moors drew many comments as the storm clouds began to gather over Europe. Using mainly contemporary sources, this engaging book examines the attitudes and experiences of people across all social classes in this tumultuous era.
Categories: History