South West Harbours

Ships and Trades

ISBN:978 1 906008 22 2
First Published:01 February 2008
Authors:Michael Langley
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

160 Pages
228 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history



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The South West has long been of great strategic and commercial importance. Mineral wealth ensured early development of export facilities, much accelerated by the industrial revolution. Ships and harbours both expanded in numbers and dimensions to accommodate the various trades, in the everlasting search for economy of scale. The rise in overseas traffic and near demise of local waterborne freight is examined herein. Local history knowledge will be enhanced with this comprehensive album of scenic views. Also featured is the Bideford, Westward Ho! & Appledore Railway, which was unusual in linking three waterfront locations.

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Weymouth Quay2ᆳ8
Guernsey (St Peter Port)17ᆳ19
Bude Harbour155
Bideford Quay223ᆳ226
Strand Road Halt227
Appledore (BWH&A)229

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