People & Places
'Kenilworth People & Places, Volume 1'
My fifth Kenilworth book, covering a whole variety of subjects, is now available.
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It records the complete history of many of Kenilworth's notable landmarks, including both cinemas, The Kings Arms, The Globe Hotel and clock tower, and houses such as Kenilworth Hall, The Firs, Crackley Hall, Chesford Grange, etc.
Within each chapter are the life stories of the occupants and their contribution to Kenilworth life. 'The Globe Hotel' chapter includes a fresh look at the land mine explosion in 1940; the clock tower history also records the lives of its benefactor and architect.
The full story of Kenilworth's largely unknown bicycle pioneer is told in a Kenilworth book for the first time, as is the early days of the Scouting and Guides movement.
Other chapters record Harry Eykyn and his garage, Kenilworth's first pilots, the influence of the Bourne family, the long-lost once-flourishing chemical industry, and Rouncil Towers - that became the country's first Motel.
There are over 125 illustrations, drawing on archives from noted local collectors, records offices, libraries, and the local newspapers, as well as my own archives and original photographs dating back some 30 years.
150 pages, plus 5 index pages. Page size 24cm by 17cm
The retail price is just £9.95
(Updated, 17th October 2011)
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 November 2011 10:06|