Bargain Played at The Pub Stockists

Bargain Played at The Pub Stockists

WEB EXCLUSIVE PRICE!Aunt Sally in Oxford Toad in the Hole in Lewes bagatelle Chester quoits in Darlington and bat and trap in Kent - they sound relics of a bygone age and yet contrary to popular belief the games of Britain live on. Traditional games such as nipsy (the poor man's golf) played by Barnsley miners may have died out in the 1990s joining in the history books such former favourites as guile bones noddy board slide thrust fox-mine-host tick-tack the mysterious milking cromock. But new games emerge all the time so that nowadays regulars are just as likely to be entering pub quizzes - the first quiz league was recorded in Bootle in 1959 - or playing pool (which arrived via Australia during the 1960s) or péntanque (brought over from France). Fashions may move on but find any decent pub and the chances are that there are games to be played

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Measured and Drawn Stockists

'Measured and Drawn sets out to show how through working closely with historians conservators and archaeologists optimum documentation can be achieved by metric survey. It explains how the balance between precision cost and time when applying metric technologies to heritage documentation can be achieved by choosing an appropriate method and making sure project information requirements are understood by all from the start.Measured and Drawn examines control detail and procurement and concludes with case studies of metric survey projects undertaken on historic buildings and structures ranging from Battle Abbey Courthouse...

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Aerofilms Stockists

The Aerofilms Collection embodies all that is exciting about aerial photography - including historic shots of well known British landmarks taken at exceptionally low altitudesProvides an unparalleled perspective on rapid changes to the social architectural and industrial fabric of Britain in the first half of the 20th centuryAerofilms was acquired for the nation in 2007 - many rare and fragile glass negatives and prints have been saved digitised and preserved after a painstaking process of conservation and cataloguingAerofilms Ltd was born on 9 May 1919. An unprecedented business venture it hoped to marry the still...

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Guidebook: Grimes Graves Stockists

Grime’s Graves were the first Neolithic flint mines to be recognised as such in England. The shallow depressions – over 400 in all – that created such a mysterious lunar-like landscape represent the infilled shafts and pits of these mines which were dug about 5000 years ago. Here prehistoric miners dug deep beneath the ground to extract the fine quality jet-black flint from which they fashioned tools weapons and ceremonial objects. Visitors today can descend one of the shafts to see the radiating galleries in which the miners worked.This guidebook provides a tour of this extraordinary site and explains the...

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Stephen Dykes Bower Stockists

'Stephen Dykes Bower (1902-1993) was unique among twentieth century British architects as a sincere practitioner of Gothic design during the post-war period. He rejected modernism and continued traditions from the late Victorian period with an emphasis on fine detail craftsmanship and bright colour creating vibrant interiors in both new and old buildings.He built four completely new churches including the remarkable richly-patterned St John's at Newbury and at Bury St Edmunds his extension of a parish church into a cathedral was spectacularly completed in 2005 with the addition of a crossing tower designed by Warwick...

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Historic Airports Stockists

The realisation of mankind's age-old dream of flight is probably one of the collective adventures that best characterises the century we have just left its greatest novelty. In the space of only three or four generations aviation has conquered the entire planet and international airports have developed into sleepless cities. At the beginning of 1999 the European Commission sponsored an international project on aviation's architectural heritage set up at the instigation of the French Ministry of Culture together with English Heritage and Landesdenkmalamt Berlin the official heritage body of the German capital. The project's...

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Radiocarbon Dates: 2004 - 2007 Stockists

This volume holds a datelist of 647 radiocarbon determinations carried out between 2004 and 2007 in support of research funded by English Heritage throught the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund. It contains supporting information about the samples and the sites which produced them a comprehensive bibliography and two indexes for reference and analysis.An introduction provides information about the scientific dating undertaken and methods used for the analyses reported. Details of technical reports available for programmes of dendrochronology luminescence dating and amino-acid racemization funded under this scheme are also...

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Britains Oldest Art Stockists

Britain's first Ice Age cave art was discovered at Creswell Crags in 2003 by Paul Bahn Paul Pettitt and Sergio Ripoll. The book starts with the discovery of the art places the Ice Age archaeology of the crags in a national context draws on continental parallels and details the scientific verification of the art. It concludes with a chapter on the national search for other examples of Ice Age cave art by the Cave Art Survey Team commissioned by English Heritage.Providing a final definitive list of the motifs each with a photograph line drawing and full description while setting the art into its archaeological and geological...

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A History of Aerial Photography and Archaeology Stockists

'This book was inspired by a centenary marking the first aerial photographs of an archaeological monument in Britain. Those photographs are inevitably of Stonehenge.How a single balloon flight and the resulting photographs fit into the context of the history of aerial photography is revealed in this fascinating new book.The main emphasis is on how aerial photography came to be such an important tool for archaeologists over the last 100 years. However the beginnings and development of aerial photography within military and civilian contexts are explored in depth especially the contribution of pioneering aeronauts and aviators...

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Georgian Architecture in the British Isles 1714-1830 Stockists

First published in 1993 this is a fully revised and newly illustrated guide to the architecture of the British Isles during the reigns of the first four Georges (1714-1830). The term Georgian suggests a dignified often symmetrical facade of brick with elegant sash-windows a doorcase (usually with a fanlight) and a well-mannered and reticent appearance. The book shows the remarkable diversity of the architecture created during the era from the grander Classicism influenced by the architecture of Italy notably that of Andrea Palladio (1508-80) to the exotic tastes for Chinoiserie Rococo Gothick and even the Indian styles. All...

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Monuments and the Millennium Stockists

An international conference 'Public Monuments into the Millennium' organized jointly by English Heritage and the Stone and Metals Sections of the UKIC with the support of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association 20-22 May 1998.Environmental issues are central to many schemes planned to mark the coming millennium. The re-evaluation and regeneration of public spaces fall within this category and the monuments that occupy these spaces are a special concern. These objects are of great artistic historic and social value. The aim of this international conference was to take a comprehensive look at the conservation and...

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