Longton in the Nineteenth Century

By Marjorie Searson

Format: Hardback

The village of Longton is popular with those looking to enjoy a good quality of life. This book creates an image of the layout of the village, and of the lives of the people who lived and worked there. It puts this rural settlement into the context of the time, looking at developments in agriculture, the cotton industry, health and education.

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Carnegie Publishing

Carnegie is the home of great history books. They believe that good historical writing ? packed with insight, explanation, interest and illustrations ? has a good potential market. They like to make their books accessible to a wide readership, with modest retail prices and attractive design. They are currently expanding their publishing in the areas of general history, city and town histories, counties and regions and industrial heritage.

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Longton is, and always has been, 'a desirable place to live'. In 2004, the village is hugely popular with those looking to enjoy a good quality of life, while still being close to the city of Preston. The Longton of today, however, is largely a product of the latter half of the twentieth century, and it is only by piecing together the available historical information that its original heart can be recreated. It is a skilled and daunting task but Longton author Marjorie Searson has sifted through the archives and done just this in her excellent new book, "Longton in the Nineteenth Century". The book cleverly creates in the reader's mind an image of the layout of the village and of the lives of the people who lived and worked there. At the same time, the author puts this small rural settlement into the wider context of the time, looking at developments in agriculture, the cotton industry, health and education. The result is a well-written and beautifully produced volume which is a must for all Longtonians and Lancastrians everywhere.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Carnegie Publishing
Publication Date 21 May 2007
ISBN 9781859361245
Number of Pages 212

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