Monday, 22 June 2015

Chapel-en-le-Frith Through Time

We have received a review copy of Mike Smith's book Chapel-en-le-Frith Through Time.  Nearly 100 pages of photographs make comparison between the present day and scenes from the past. The 180 pictures in colour and monochrome are fully captioned.

"Chapel-en-le-Frith was founded in 1225 when foresters of the Royal Forest of the Peak were allowed to build a chapel in the forest. Buildings which have survivedd to the present time tell of a market town that developed into an important stopping place on trans-Pennine routes and played a major role in the history of transport. In the gritstone hills that surround the town, there is a remarkable concentration of ancient halls, as well as a wealth of unspoilt hamlets.

As well as highlighting how changes in lifestyle have impacted on the appearance of Chapel, the photographs show that the older parts of the town and the surrounding hamlets have change surprisingly little. Customs and traditions have also continued into the present century, thanks to the determination of the townspeople to preserve long established clubs and societies. The story of Chapel-en-le-Frith is about continuity, as well as change. This edition of Chapel-en-le-Frith is fully updated."

The book is available from local outlets, price £14.99 or from the publishers Amberley Publishing, The Hill, Merrywalks, Stroud GL5 4EP.
An e-book version is also available for Kindle and other electronic book readers.

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