The Story Of Alderley

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The Story Of Alderley

Author : A. J. N. W. Prag
ISBN : 0719091713
Genre : Alderley Edge (England)
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In 1953 the schoolboy Alan Garner rediscovered a wooden shovel originally found in the Alderley copper mines in 1875. In 1991 he presented it to the Manchester Museum in the University of Manchester: this - and the discovery of a hoard of over 500 Roman coins - inspired the creation of the Alderley Edge Landscape Project, a multi-disciplinary research programme of the Museum and the National Trust, who own of most of the Edge, that aimed to study the entire history of Alderley, from geology to entomology, mining to oral history. No other village has enjoyed such a comprehensive study of its story: the list of chapter-headings reads like a roll-call of everything you ever wanted to know about this or any place. The book concludes with Alan Garner's retelling of the famous legend of the sleeping king, setting a familiar tale told him by his grandfather in a whole other world of prehistoric ritual and sacrifice.
Category: Alderley Edge (England)

Alderley S Story

Author : Prag John
ISBN : 0719091721
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Alderley Edge is a sandstone ridge rising 180 metres above the Cheshire plain, a dozen miles south of Manchester. The Edge itself, now owned by the National Trust, has become a honeypot for Mancunians, and the village below, formed by the railway as a commuter dormitory for Manchester cotton-kings, is now nicknamed the champagne capital of England. Beneath lie copper and lead mines and, according to legend, a sleeping king and his knights ready to save England in the last battle of the world. In 1953 the schoolboy Alan Garner rediscovered an old wooden shovel found in the mines; nearly forty years later - and by now a world-famous author - he presented the shovel to the Manchester Museum in the University of Manchester, thereby inspiring a research project that called on every discipline in the museum's armoury and many more besides. The Alderley Edge Landscape Project, a joint venture by the Museum and the National Trust, set out to study every aspect of Alderley's story. Its first report, in 2005, was The Archaeology of Alderley Edge. This second volume covers everything else, from the natural world to the story of the mines, from social and oral history to conservation. The list of chapter-headings reads like an encyclopedia, for thanks to its position in the university the project could call on specialists of the highest calibre, and many of the approaches and techniques used were ground-breaking at the time. Alderley's story includes the discovery of two new species of bramble, and a retelling of the legend by Alan Garner that takes the story back into prehistory - and his shovel was radiocarbon-dated to the Bronze Age.No other project and so no other book has covered the entire, complex story of a single village and the landscape in which it is set in such detail. It will be read not just by landscape historians but by students and scholars in all those disciplines and at all levels, and by anyone interested in any aspect of history and of the countryside, whether out on the Edge or in the comfort of an armchair.

The Archaeology Of Alderley Edge

Author : Simon Timberlake
ISBN : 1841717150
Genre : Social Science
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A number of contributors look at the landscape archaeology of Alderly Edge, which has been continuously shaped for more than four thousand years.
Category: Social Science

The Mistress Of Alderley

Author : Robert Barnard
ISBN : 9780743254311
Genre : Fiction
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Robert Barnard, one of the great contemporary masters of classic mystery, returns with a brilliant new tale of passion and deception. Well-known actress Caroline Fawley has given up a successful stage and television career for love and life in the country. International business titan Marius Fleetwood can't marry her. He already has a wife, though he claims they are "just friends." But Marius has done something very special for Caroline: he has "bought" her Alderley, an elegant country home. If he should die, he's arranged to leave her enough money to maintain the extensive house and gardens. Of course, some inquisitive villagers would be happier if Caroline and Marius were respectably wed. People in small towns know all, and they will talk, especially about a glamorous actress. Caroline's adolescent children, Stella and Alexander, seem to accept Marius's weekend visits without distress. And older daughter Olivia, an opera singer on the rise, is too involved in her own career and romantic intrigues to express much interest in her mother's personal life. Caroline is happy and the world is good. Until one day when Caroline's life begins to fall apart. First, a mysterious young man backpacking his way through the countryside arrives at the door. He says his name is Peter Bagshaw, but Caroline sees instantly that he must be related to Marius; perhaps he's even his son. What else has Marius hidden from Caroline? Who is this man, Marius Fleetwood? Is everything about him a lie? When a murder occurs, detectives Mike Oddie and Charlie Peace must probe the lives of numerous suspects who had good reason to kill. As always in a Barnard mystery, the fun is in the details, the characters, the twists. With big houses, wealth, opera, and obsessive devotion as some of his ingredients, Robert Barnard gives us a witty, richly nuanced novel worthy of the crime-writing star that he is.
Category: Fiction

Three Accounts Of Peterloo And The Story Of Peterloo

Author : Francis Archibald Bruton
ISBN : 9781291949940
Genre : History
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The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000-80,000 that had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. Shortly after the meeting began local magistrates called on the military authorities to arrest Hunt and several others on the hustings with him, and to disperse the crowd. Cavalry charged into the crowd with sabres drawn, and in the ensuing confusion, 15 people (including women and children) were killed and hundreds were injured. Within this volume are published three eyewitness reports of the event which F. A. Burton thought worthy of publication along with his ""Story of Peterloo.""
Category: History

Cheshire Traditions And History

Author : T. A. Coward
ISBN : 9781528784214
Genre : History
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“Cheshire” takes a detailed look at this beautiful English county, exploring its people, places, and customs. This illustrated volume will appeal to those with an interest in history of Cheshire or those looking for a glimpse into England in the late nineteenth century. Contents include: “Cheshire and Chester”, “Wirral—The Dee Side”, “Wirral—The Mersey Side”, “The Royal Forest of Delamere”, “The Forest Outskirts”, “The Story of Vale-Royal”, “The Dee Valley and the Welsh Border”, “Beeston Castle and the Peckfortons”, “Nantwich and Combermere”, “Halton and Norton”, “The Roads from Warrington”, “Northwich and Salt”, “South of the Lancashire Border”, etc. Thomas Coward (1867 – 1933) was an English ornithologist and amateur astronomer. He wrote on natural history, local history and Cheshire for a number of publications and books. Other notable works by this author include: “The Vertebrate Fauna of Cheshire and Liverpool Bay” (1910), “The Migration of Birds” (1912), and “Bird Haunts and Nature Memories” (1922). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
Category: History

Library Of Congress Catalog

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211443846
Genre : Subject catalogs
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A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.
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The Stanleys Of Alderley

Author : Nancy Mitford
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033694303
Genre : England
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This second volume of letters by and about the Stanley of Alderley family written in the middle of the last century ranges more widely than its predecessor, The ladies of Alderley, but Miss Mitford's comment on the first applies equally to its successor: 'it is a picture of a world past and gone ... an extraordinarily clear and detailed picture of real people, carefully drawn'.
Category: England


Author : Amanda Fiona Blume
ISBN : 1492932485
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Alderley edge is full of magic and mystery, with stories and tales passed down orally by the firesides of Alderley, who is the mysterious wizard figure and the slumbering knights, I will try to answer some of these questions, and look at the sad and enigmatic tale of the tragic ellen beck who glimpsed the iron gates from these tales....

Notes And Queries

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ISBN : CHI:37433599
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All The Year Round

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ISBN : IND:30000130154788
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature