Shropshire Since 1900

A Year by Year News History


Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954853037

Category: Shropshire (England)

Page: 153

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The Significance and Social Impact of Quarrying in Shropshire in the 19th and 20th Centuries


Author: Robert S. Galloway

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527536165

Category: History

Page: 354

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Quarrying is one of the oldest industries known to man, as, from early times, people have been making items from stone. However, the quarrying industry is only briefly mentioned in most archaeological and historical records, with some books only giving a passing account of this activity. This book alters this and provides an in-depth analysis of this important industry, not only with regards to Shropshire, but the whole country. Many structures in Shropshire and various parts of the country are constructed from stone quarried from this large county. This book shows that quarries are not just holes or scars on the landscape, highlighting the machinery used in extracting and processing the quarried minerals.

Rural England

Being an Account of Agricultural and Social Researches Carried Out in the Years 1901 and 1902


Author: H. Rider Haggard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110802548X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 700

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H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best known as the successful writer of adventure stories with exotic backgrounds such as King Solomon's Mines and She. However, he also served on a number of royal commissions, and in managing his wife's Norfolk estate became a recognised expert on agricultural matters. Rural England, published in 1902 and reissued in 1906, was the product of his travels around England and Wales writing articles for the Daily Express. They show a picture of agriculture in poor condition, and suggest reforms which would improve matters. The book was well received, and subsequently many of his suggestions were included in the Development Act of 1909. He favoured co-operative societies such as were found in Denmark, an increase in the number of smallholdings, and a national forestry commission. Volume 1 discusses conditions in a large part of the south and west of England, and the Channel Islands.

History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire

Comprising a General Survey of the County, with a Variety of Historical, Statistical Topographical, Commercial, and Agricultural Information..


Author: Samuel Bagshaw

Publisher: N.A


Category: Shropshire (England)

Page: 711

View: 1701