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  1. Lost England

    Lost England

    £30.00

    A unique portrait of England’s past!

    This is the most comprehensive collection of photographs from late 19th and early 20th century England ever published! Featuring over 1,200 stunning scenes from the archives of English Heritage as well as private collections, Lost England explores how the country was transformed at the turn of the century from sleepy villages and ancient market towns into an industrial powerhouse of sprawling manufacturing cities.

    It’s a masterpiece of visual history and a testament to the vital contribution that photography has made to the recording and understanding of England’s engrossing heritage.

    RRP £45, This England readers pay just £30 - including p&p!

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  2. Lost London

    Lost London

    £30.00

    A spectacular collection of more than 500 photographs taken to provide a unique record of whole districts of London as they were vanishing, Lost London 1870-1945 is about the lost buildings and streets of London, and about why some have remained and flourished while others have been swept away. Spanning a period of 75 years, they depict a world in transition, from the coaching inns and horse-drawn travel of the late Victorian age, through the 1920s and 1930s to wartime devastation. The images range from Little Dorrit’s lodgings in Marshalsea Prison to the Prime Minister’s bedroom at No. 10 Downing Street. Each has its own story to tell.

    But this is not a nostalgic lament for a lost city. Written by Philip Davies, an expert who has been involved in planning and development in London for over 35 years, the book offers authoritative insights into the way London has developed and changed since the Victorian age.

    "This is a beautiful, haunting and heartbreaking book" Dan Cruickshank

    "Here are 360 pages of sustained shock and awe… in pin sharp clarity" The Times

    "An endlessly absorbing book that is at once a record of destruction, a haunting collection of relics and a door into the past" Sunday Times

    "An extraordinary – and sometimes upsetting – record of the capital’s architectural richness" Sunday Telegraph

    "A fascinating, heartbreaking collection of photographs … these pin-sharp pictures illuminate a social history of London" Daily Mail

    RRP £50, This England readers pay just £30 incl. p&p.

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  3. The Royal Air Force Story DVD

    The Royal Air Force Story DVD

    From £14.99

    The Royal Air Force has defended Britain’s skies and those of her allies since the early part of the 20th Century, following the tradition of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.

    The RAF fought hard to maintain its independence after the successes of the First World War however it was not until the Second World War that the RAF was able to demonstrate its true worth.

    The Royal Air Force Story combines rare and unseen footage with new film and expert opinion to tell the full story of the RAF. Examine how the service battled for independence, and earned its place alongside the Army and Royal Navy.

    A fascinating journey from the early wood, wire and canvas aircraft and also includes the aerial battles of Spitfires and Hurricanes against the fearsome Me 109s.

    Experience massed bomber raids over Germany and follow the RAF through more than 50 years of the jet age from the first Meteors to the low-level Tornado attacks of the Gulf War.

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  4. Churchill: The Greatest Briton

    Churchill: The Greatest Briton

    From £20.00

    In Words, Pictures and Rare Documents From His Official Archive.

    There are few figures in British history more famous than Winston Churchill. This lavishly illustrated book explores his history in detail, tracking Churchill’s nine-decade life from his early childhood, all the way to his last days. Churchill: The Greatest Briton is full of revealing personal letters, documents, and speeches, drawing
    attention to the unforgettable power of his oratory, which added a special dimension to this undoubtedly true statesman.

    PUBLISHED IN ASSOCIATION WITH W.S.C CHURCHILL HERITAGE

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  5. A 1960's Childhood

    A 1960's Childhood

    From £10.00

    Written by Paul Feeney, as the 'A 1950s Childhood book, this recalls the next decade follows the same format and style and captures the period of Beatlemania, Radio Caroline, Sindy Dolls and Mods and Rockers just as vividly.
    Was £12, now only £10 to UK.

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  6. A 1940's Childhood

    A 1940's Childhood

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    This trip down memory lane will take you through the most memorable and evocative experiences of growing up in the 1940s.

    The 1940s was a time of great challenge for everyone who lived through it. From the hardships and fear of a World War, with Britain’s towns and cities being bombed on an almost nightly basis, to the trauma of being parted from one's parents and sent away to the country to live with complete strangers. For just over half of this decade the war continued, meaning food and clothing shortages became a way of life. Then there was the joy of the second half of the decade when fathers came home and fun things started up again.

    Was £12 - now only £10 to UK!

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  7. A 1950's Childhood

    A 1950s Childhood

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    Do you remember waking up to ice on the inside of the windows, washing in a tin bath by the fire and being forced to swallow spoonfuls of cod-liver oil? Did you play on bomb-sites, read the Beano, Eagle, Bunty or Girl, and listen to Children's Hour, The Clitheroe Kid and Hancock's Half Hour on the wireless? If you did, then you probably grew up in the 1950s. And if you did grow up in the 1950s then you will find this book by Paul Feeney absolutely impossible to put down.

    Home life, games, hobbies and pastimes; radio and television, music and entertainment; school life, summer holidays, Christmas and notable events of the decade...all are covered in a way that transports you back to the houses, streets and shops of 1950s England. There is even a section entitled "Whatever Happened To?" which includes police boxes, National Service, London pea-soupers and Diana Dors!

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  8. The Way We Were DVD - Kingston On Thames

    The Way We Were DVD - Kingston On Thames

    From £12.50

    We have teamed up with Britain On Film and are delighted to present a new series of nostalgic DVDs — The Way We Were. They combine unique cine films from various regions, old photos and stories as well as recollections of former residents to paint a fascinating picture of life in a bygone era.

    On the 5th of August 1854, Thomas Philpott, a Surbiton printer, launched the Surrey Comet, and its archives now provide an unrivaled insight into Kingston in times gone by. Among the many topics covered in the DVD are the coming of the railway, the opening of the electric tramway, and the problems caused by motor cars in the ancient streets: The joyous scenes at the removal of tolls on Kingston Bridge, the celebrations to commemorate landmarks in the town’s history, and the Charter Day festivities in Surbiton and New Malden: The visit to Kingston of George VI and the Coronation Day parties for Elizabeth II. It also reveals the remarkable role of the district during the Second World War and the death and destruction wrought on Kingston, Surbiton and New Malden, first by bombs, and later, the dreaded V1 and V2 rockets.

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  9. The Way We Were DVD - Bolton

    The Way We Were DVD - Bolton

    From £15.50

    We have teamed up with Britain On Film and are delighted to present a new series of nostalgic DVDs — The Way We Were. They combine unique cine films from various regions, old photos and stories as well as recollections of former residents to paint a fascinating picture of life in a bygone era.

    This DVD presents a fascinating look back at life in bygone Bolton. It recalls many of the important changes that have taken place in the town's recent past, including, the coming of the railway; the opening of the electric tramway; and the impact of the motor-car age. It also looks into the origins of some of the town's old traditions, such as Wakes Week and the Whitsuntide Walks, and recalls Saturday afternoons at Burnden Park watching the Wanderers. On the darker side of life in old Bolton the DVD remembers the Pretoria Pit and the Burnden Park disasters; the conditions in the town's Victorian slums; the sad tale of Samuel Crompton and his lasting legacy; and relives the town's experiences in the first and second world wars.

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  10. The Way We Were DVD - St. Helens

    The Way We Were DVD - St. Helens

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    We have teamed up with Britain On Film and are delighted to present a new series of nostalgic DVDs — The Way We Were. They combine unique cine films from various regions, old photos and stories as well as recollections of former residents to paint a fascinating picture of life in a bygone era.

    On the 1st of April 1974, an act of Parliament created the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, which was quite remarkable given that, 150 years earlier, St Helens was just a small collection of cottages around an old chapel. This DVD explains the town's extraordinary rise to prominence and provides a fascinating insight into life in bygone St Helens. It also delves into many aspects of the region's heritage including, the growth of coal-mining, the massive impact it had on the district, and the legacy of the Sutton Manor and Clock Face collieries today: The opening of the Sankey Canal and the industrial boom that followed it: Rainhill's part in the early development of the railways: The controversy surrounding the building of the Town Hall: The appalling conditions in the town's Victorian slums: The bravery of the St Helen's Pals in WW1 and the terrible price they paid: The story of life on the Home Front in the district during WW2.

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  11. RAF Posters Collection

    World War Two RAF Print Collection

    From £20.99

    We’ve teamed up with Aviation Art to produce a limited edition collection of World War Two RAF prints.

    Produced from the original paintings of Lincolnshire artist Eddie Ash, who is well known for his Red Arrows and Battle of Britain paintings for the RAF, these are accurate reproductions of specific wartime aircraft in flight, on silk art paper, measuring 280 x 210 mm and are ideal for framing. 

    The six prints are:

    • Mosquito - Wooden Wonder
    • Spitfire - The COs Query
    • Avro Lancster
    • Hawker Hurricane
    • Spitfire - Kiwis Can Fly
    • Supermarine Spitfire 

     

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  12. Celebrating Dame Vera Lynn

    Celebrating Dame Vera Lynn

    From £9.99

    This beautiful, glossy, official issue celebrates the life of one of our nation’s most iconic figures, Dame Vera Lynn.

    Filled with photographs taken throughout her life, this wonderful souvenir includes exclusive, unseen images from family archives. It also features the work of the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, highlighting her devoted support for children under 5 with cerebral palsy.

    *As a keen fundraiser and supporter of the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, the publisher will be making a donation from every sale to this amazing cause.

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  13. Royal Air Force Coin

    Royal Air Force Coin

    From £12.99

    These finely crafted collectors’ coins offer a timely reminder of British servicemen and women who served in the British Army, Air Force and Royal Navy, having experienced conflict around the world. This coin has the Royal Air Force logo and wording – Lest We Forget on the front and the wording- Remembering all of our Royal Air Force personnel who have served in previous conflicts, on the back.

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  14. British Army Coin

    British Army Coin

    From £12.99

    These finely crafted collectors’ coins offer a timely reminder of British servicemen and women who served in the British Army, Air Force and Royal Navy, having experienced conflict around the world. This coin has the British Army logo and wording – Lest We Forget on the front and the wording- Remembering all of our British Army personnel who have served in previous conflicts on the back.

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  15. Royal Navy Coin

    Royal Navy Coin

    From £12.99

    These finely crafted collectors’ coins offer a timely reminder of British servicemen and women who served in the British Army, Air Force and Royal Navy, having experienced conflict around the world. This coin has the Royal Navy logo and wording – Lest We Forget on the front and the wording- Remembering all of our Royal Navy personnel who have served in previous conflicts on the back.

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  16. The World War II coin

    The World War II Coin

    From £12.99

    This WW2 coin has a lone soldier and cross in Flanders Poppy field image which is produced in picture format in the front side with clear epoxy covering. The reverse side has Commemorative text which is enamel filled. Each coin is supplied in a quality hinged presentation box. For each coin purchased a donation will be made to the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

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  17. The Way We Were DVD - Watford

    The Way We Were DVD - Watford

    From £12.50

    We have teamed up with Britain On Film and are delighted to present a new series of nostalgic DVDs — The Way We Were. They combine unique cine films from various regions, old photos and stories as well as recollections of former residents to paint a fascinating picture of life in a bygone era.

    This unique DVD combines old photos, cine film and up-to-date footage, with stories from the archives of the Watford Observer to present a fascinating look back at life in Watford from the 1830s to the 1950s. The DVD shows the dramatic changes that have taken place in Watford during the period and recalls significant events in the towns past such as the coming of the railway, the Coronation riots, the celebrations for the creation of the Borough of Watford, and the impact of two world wars. It also provides glimpses of many aspects of everyday life in old Watford including the days when stagecoaches rattled along High Street, the appalling conditions in the town's slums, and the chaos that often surrounded the cattle market in Market Place.

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  18. The Way We Were DVD - Southend

    The Way We Were DVD - Southend

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    We have teamed up with Britain On Film and are delighted to present a new series of nostalgic DVDs — The Way We Were. They combine unique cine films from various regions, old photos and stories as well as recollections of former residents to paint a fascinating picture of life in a bygone era.

    This DVD explores Southend’s extraordinary growth from an insignificant fishing hamlet to a fashionable Regency resort, and then its transformation into what was described as, ‘a matchless Cockney paradise’ – all in the space of a century. This remarkable period in Southend’s past is brought to life with a selection of old photos and a unique collection of archive film, which captures many aspects of old Southend; the heyday of the town as a holiday resort in the 1930s, 40s and 50s; the Mayor’s parade in 1920; Southend’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in 1964; and many views of the town that will bring memories flooding back for those who remember the Southend of old – and surprise and intrigue those who don’t.

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  19. This England's Illustrated History of WW1 & Famous Songs of WW1 CD Pack

    This England's Illustrated History of WW1 & Famous Songs of WW1 CD Pack

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    This England’s Illustrated History of the First World War carefully and sensitively compiled by the editorial staff of This England, The Illustrated History of the First World War is a collection of fascinating facts, evocative photographs, wide-ranging articles on all sorts of subjects and poignant pieces of poetry written by soldiers at the front.

    Part diary, part history, part voice from the past, it is also a stirring and worthy tribute to all those who, 100 years ago, fought and died for our freedom. Famous Songs of the First World War CDThe Great War was a prolific time for new songs. Most were patriotic in a way it is difficult to imagine now, but love, in all its facets, never changes.

    With the benefit of hindsight we can share what our forebears heard and, with the benefit of modern recording techniques, we can also enjoy better sound quality than was available to them. Among the splendid singers are Peter Dawson, John McCormack, Billy Murray, Violet Loraine, George Robey and Harry Lauder — the last two receiving knighthoods for their wartime charity work.

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  20. A Centenary Tribute to Vera Lynn

    A Centenary Tribute to Vera Lynn

    From £9.95

    “A legend in one’s own lifetime” is a much overused phrase but not in the case of Dame Vera Lynn whose centenary we celebrate with this tribute CD. Voted “The Forces’ Sweetheart” by a poll of the troops shortly after the war began, she remains so to this day.

    Tracks include: As Time Goes By; It’s a Lovely Day, Tomorrow; Lili Marlene; Don’t Fence Me In; If I Had My Way; Deep in the Heart of Texas; I’m in the Mood for Love; My Happiness; You’ll Never Know; Goodnight, My Love; Alone; Travellin’ Home; Little Sir Echo; Bless ‘Em All; Yours; We’re Gonna Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line; Kiss Me Goodnight, Sgt. Major; The Love Bug Will Bite You; Far Away Places; I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire; Coming Home to You; When the Lights Go On Again; Somewhere Along the Way; Here in My Heart; Let the Rest of the World Go By; When You Hear Big Ben; Have I Told You Lately?; We’ll Meet Again; A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square; The White Cliffs of Dover; There’ll Always Be an England and Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart.

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  21. The Way We Were DVD - Wirral

    The Way We Were DVD - Wirral

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    We have teamed up with Britain On Film and are delighted to present a new series of nostalgic DVDs — The Way We Were. They combine unique cine films from various regions, old photos and stories as well as recollections of former residents to paint a fascinating picture of life in a bygone era.

    Wirral: This dvd provides an unrivaled insight into life in the district from the early 1900s to the 1970’s. Among the many nostalgic scenes from the past, we see crowded ferries at Seacombe, rowing boats on Raby Mere; sailing at West Kirby; and even swimming in the Manchester Ship Canal at Ellesmere Port. On a more serious note, the DVD shows many aspects of local life during World War 2, including supplying gas masks in Wallasey; evacuation of local children; Home Guard exercises; and the devastation caused by air raids in Birkenhead and Wallasey. Last but not least, the DVD captures on film some of the memorable events of the 20th Century, among them the building of Bromborough Dock; the New Brighton Tower fire; the construction and opening of the two Mersey tunnels; and the demolition of two notorious Birkenhead tower blocks.

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  22. The Way We Were DVD - Pembrokeshire

    The Way We Were DVD - Pembrokeshire

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    We have teamed up with Britain On Film and are delighted to present a new series of nostalgic DVDs — The Way We Were. They combine unique cine films from various regions, old photos and stories as well as recollections of former residents to paint a fascinating picture of life in a bygone era.

    This DVD takes a fascinating look back at life in bygone Pembrokeshire. We hear tales of smuggling and piracy; of storms and shipwrecks; a tsunami at Milford Haven; a betting scandal in Tenby that shocked the racing world; and the remarkable story of a Pembroke man who was reported killed in WW1, but turned up in Pembroke eight years later. The DVD recalls some of the memorable events of the last two centuries, such as the French invasion of Fishguard, the coming of the railway, the opening of Pembroke Dockyard, and the impact of two World Wars on Pembrokeshire. We also discover why a former mayor of Tenby was hanged for murder; how some Pembrokeshire people cashed in on the Second World War; and how local people greeted the arrival of the record-breaking liner, Mauretania.

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  23. The Way We Were DVD - The Cotswolds

    The Way We Were DVD - The Cotswolds

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    We have teamed up with Britain On Film and are delighted to present a new series of nostalgic DVDs — The Way We Were. They combine unique cine films from various regions, old photos and stories as well as recollections of former residents to paint a fascinating picture of life in a bygone era.

    In the late 19th - early 20th century, Joseph Arthur Gibbs and Alfred Williams documented everyday life in the villages of the Cotswolds. Within a few generations the way of life they described was consigned to history, but thanks to their efforts it has not been forgotten. Using evocative descriptions from Gibbs, Williams and a handful of others who knew the Cotswolds intimately, combined with a wonderful collection of old photographs and archive film, this fascinating DVD brings to life the Cotswolds of a bygone age. It often conjures up an idyllic image of country life; but it also reveals that hardship, poverty and hunger were never far from the door. This unique journey into the past will delight, entertain and touch the hearts of anyone with an interest in the Cotswolds.

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  24. The Way We Were DVD - Southampton

    The Way We Were DVD - Southampton

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    We have teamed up with Britain On Film and are delighted to present a new series of nostalgic DVDs — The Way We Were. They combine unique cine films from various regions, old photos and stories as well as recollections of former residents to paint a fascinating picture of life in a bygone era.

    With a fascinating combination of old film of Southampton and news stories from the archives of the Daily Echo, this superb DVD takes a nostalgic look back at a century of local life. Re-live the days of the great trans-Atlantic liners; the sinking of the Titanic and its devastating effect on Southampton; crowds out on the streets to greet royalty to town; the opening of the Civic Centre; Southampton's destruction by German bombs in the second World War and the major role it played in ultimate victory; the last days of the floating bridges and the electric trams. This entertaining trip down Memory Lane is further enhanced by a selection of local songs from 'Southampton in Song'.

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  25. The Way We Were DVD - Blackburn

    The Way We Were DVD - Blackburn

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    We have teamed up with Britain On Film and are delighted to present a new series of nostalgic DVDs — The Way We Were. They combine unique cine films from various regions, old photos and stories as well as recollections of former residents to paint a fascinating picture of life in a bygone era.

    So much has changed in Blackburn in the last 50 years or so that parts of the town are almost unrecognisable from the place in which many of us grew up. Fortunately, a handful of cine and video enthusiasts took the time to film Blackburn before its transformation. Their unique footage captures views of the old town that are now consigned to history; it records many of the changes as they happened; and it brings to life some of the memorable events of the 20th century. Among many events shown in the DVD are the return of the Rovers with the cup in 1928; one of the last Easter Fairs held in the old Market Place; the Charter Centenary celebrations in 1951; the Queen’s visit in 1955; and demolition of the Market House Clock Tower in 1964. We also see many fascinating scenes of everyday life in Blackburn from the 1920s to the 1960s. These evocative films will bring memories flooding back for anyone who remembers the Blackburn of old.

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