Once there was a Roman settlement on what is now Filey Brig. In Holderness, a prosperous town called Ravenser saw kings and princes on its soil, and its progress threatened the good people of Grimsby. But the Romans and the Ravenser folk are long gone, as are their streets and buildings - sunk beneath the hungry waves of what was once the German Ocean. Lost to the Sea: The Yorkshire Coast & Holderness tells the story of the small towns and villages that were swallowed up by the North Sea. Old maps show an alarming number of such places that no longer exist. Over the centuries, since prehistoric times, people who settled along this stretch have faced the constant and unstoppable hunger of the waves, as the Yorkshire coastline has gradually been eaten away. County directories of a century ago lament the loss of communities once included in their listings; cliffs once seeming so strong have steadily crumbled into the water. In the midst of this, people have tried to live and prosper through work and play, always aware that their great enemy, the relentless sea, is facing them. As the East Coast has lost land, the mud flats around parts of Spurn, at the mouth of the Humber, have grown. Stephen Wade's book tells the history of that vast land of Holderness as well, which the poet Philip Larkin called 'the end of land'.
Lost to the Sea: Norfolk & Suffolk relates the stories of how the human communities along the coast of these counties maintained their struggle with the sea. From very early Neolithic times, when global changes created the Continental Shelf and raised the cliffs along Britain's eastern shorelines, through Roman and medieval times, the first villages and towns were gradually established, only to be faced with the problem of the sea's incursions onto agricultural land. In the 1950s, Rowland Parker's classic study of Dunwich, a key town of Suffolk engulfed, set the scene for a long-standing interest in how the sea's challenge has been met. There have been successes and failures, and Stephen Wade tells the story of the seaside holiday towns and fishing communities that have had to struggle for survival. In this book, the reader will find stories of the people involved in this titanic effort through the centuries. The narrative moves down the coast from Hunstanton to Southwold, tracing the losses and the gains, not only in measurements of land, but in the tough human experience of that environmental history.
Author: Neil R. Storey
Release Date: 2006-09-15
In this latest volume by Neil R. Storey we encounter some of the personalities, folklore, events, disasters, heroes and villains that have become interwoven into the rich tapestry of Norfolk's coastal past.
The Rough Guide to Norfolk & Suffolk focuses on one of England's most distinctive and resurgent regions. Lively, entertaining accounts cover all attractions, from the stunning coastal resorts and the unique wildlife of the Norfolk Broads to stately homes, medieval churches, and art galleries. Detailed restaurant and pub reviews highlight the area's gastronomic renaissance, and all the best farmers markets, farm shops, and real-ale breweries are included. The guide also has suggestions on the best things to do with the kids, from getting out on the river to visiting theme parks and family attractions. It is easy to use, too, with every attraction, pub, and restaurant located on clear, user-friendly maps. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Norfolk & Suffolk.
Creative Truth is your playbook for starting, building, and enjoying a profitable design business. Whether you’re a solo freelancer working from home or a small group of creative entrepreneurs ready to get to the next level, this is your roadmap to success. You’re the CEO, CFO, CTO, Secretary, Janitor, Office Manager, and everything in between. Finding a balance between running the business and doing great creative work is a constant struggle. From learning how to price your work and manage your time, to setting up your business and defining your market, Brad Weaver covers everything designers need to know to run a studio without losing heart. Highlights: • Real numbers, real tools, and best practices in a toolkit that you can start using immediately in your business. • A companion website that offers up-to-date resources, articles, tools, and discussions, allowing readers to continue learning as they grow. • Practical tips for getting clients, being more profitable, building your network, managing your operations, getting things done, hiring help, managing contractors, and finding joy along the way.
Author: Peter Hempson Ditchfield
Release Date: 2014-10-27
This book is intended not to raise fears but to record facts. We wish to describe with pen and pencil those features of England which are gradually disappearing, and to preserve the memory of them. It may be said that we have begun our quest too late; that so much has already vanished that it is hardly worth while to record what is left. Although much has gone, there is still, however, much remaining that is good, that reveals the artistic skill and taste of our forefathers, and recalls the wonders of old-time. It will be our endeavour to tell of the old country houses that Time has spared, the cottages that grace the village green, the stern grey walls that still guard some few of our towns, the old moot halls and public buildings. We shall see the old-time farmers and rustics gathering together at fair and market, their games and sports and merry-makings, and whatever relics of old English life have been left for an artist and scribe of the twentieth century to record.
Author: Sarah Zahradnik
Release Date: 2017-01-30
From the capital of the Aztec empire to one of the largest megalopolis today, Mexico City has withstood enormous changes throughout its history. A deeply set mosaicof Aztec, Hispanic, and contemporary Western cultures has determined the exuberant metropolis we know today. With its array of 230 photographs, drawings, and specified maps, the Architectural Guide Mexico City will take you on an exhaustive tour of 100 buildings and monuments, spread throughout the city.
Author: Villager Jim
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date: 2017-11-30
Over many years, Villager Jim has gained the trust of a number of special birds and animals who have gradually taken it as second nature that a member of their own small world is a large chap with a camera! Bobbin Robin and her friends have a huge social media audience, with tens of thousands of viewers following her weekly adventures from the RSPB and on Facebook. Bobbin the robin has now become rather adept at posing for Jim, perching on various platforms for wherever Jim sits in his garden. Open up the book to see the daily goings-on of these wildlife friends in some of Jim’s very best pictures taken in this beautiful setting. They illustrate the close relationship Jim has formed with Bobbin and her friends. Jim’s lively captions express the mood and spontaneous character of each individual shot and are an essential element of what makes his pictures so special.