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Dunwich: The storms that destroyed ‘lost town’

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Evidence of violent storms that destroyed a lost town known as Britain’s Atlantis has been uncovered. The finds were uncovered off the coast of Dunwich, Suffolk – a small village which in the 11th Century was one of the largest towns in England. The town was hit by a succession of storms in the 13th […]

Lost buildings of Birmingham – the landmarks that have gone forever or soon will be

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Birmingham has a motto of ‘forward’ as can be seen on the city’s coat of arms. Forward! was also the official name of a widely-disliked fibreglass sculpture put up in Centenary Square in 1991 and destroyed by arsonists in 2003. But as progress has taken place, much of the familiar and much-loved parts of the city’s past […]

Demolition of Benwell chapel causes a stir in the West End of Newcastle

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Campaigners are desperate to save the Bond Memorial Chapel, which has stood on Adelaide Terrace since 1899 A row has broken out over the demolition of an ancient West End chapel. Campaigners against the knocking down of the Bond Memorial Chapel in Benwell, Newcastle, say it is being done with no community or council consultation. […]

Book: The Rape of Britain

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Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Paul Elek; 1st Edition edition (12 Jun. 1975) Language: English ISBN-10: 0236310194 ISBN-13: 978-0236310197 Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.8 x 1.6 cm

Book: Lost London, 1870-1945

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More than 500 spectacular unseen photographs of London, taken between 1875 and 1945, from the Archives of English Heritage. This unique archive shows Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian London before the major 20th century redevolopment. Athoritative text by Philip Davies from English Heritage. Review This endlessly absorbing book that is at once a record of destruction, […]

Book: Britain’s Lost Cities

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The destruction meted out on Britain’s city centres during the twentieth century, by the combined efforts of the Luftwaffe and city-planners, is legendary. Medieval churches, Tudor alleyways, Georgian terraces and Victorian theaters, many vanished for ever, to be replaced by a gruesome landscape of concrete office-blocks and characterless shopping malls. Now, for the first time, […]