The Atlas of Rail Station Closures
While the Beeching cuts are commonly remembered for their role in closing rail stations and lines, there have been station closures throughout the history of the network. This atlas maps all of Britain’s standard gauge railway lines and the dates when each line or station was closed. It also features photographs of selected stations, and an index and gazetteer listing the dates of closures and the company in charge.
Britain's Lost Cold War Strike Aircraft
English Electric and Vickers worked on the original designs for the TSR2 project in the late 1950s, attempting to fulfil an ambitious set of requirements for a fast reconnaissance and nuclear strike aircraft. The expensive programme was scrapped in 1965 and this analysis explains the complex politics that led to its demise as well as presenting a detailed analysis of the aircraft with the aid of recently declassified documentation.
Nigel Welbourn’s Lost Lines series covers over 400 closed lines across regions of the British Isles in 15 volumes. In this book he takes a different approach, giving an overview of Britain’s lost railways, selecting the best, and illustrating his survey with 400 colour photographs. From the Oystermouth Railway in 1827 to Folkestone Harbour branch in 2014, the book covers almost 200 years of closures, describing what is left of stations, halts, tunnels and viaducts, ports and harbours, scenic railways and railway hotels.
Lost League Football Grounds
Since the Hillsborough tragedy and the Bradford City fire in the 1980s, more than a third of English professional football clubs have moved to a new stadium, leaving beloved old grounds, often dating back to the Edwardian era, to disappear beneath housing estates and retail parks. This survey tells the history of nearly 70 lost stadiums, including famous venues such as Highbury, Roker Park, Maine Road and the Baseball Ground.
Forgotten Aerodromes of World War I
British Military Aerodromes, Seaplane Stations, Flying-Boat and Airship Stations to 1920
Biggin Hill and Duxford are famous today thanks mainly to events of the Second World War but owe their origins to the First – the rapid development of military aviation resulting in the establishment of over 500 sites in Britain by the end of the conflict. Organized by country and county, this illustrated gazetteer identifies every location, including aerodromes, aircraft factories, airship, seaplane and kite balloon stations, describing each base, its operational history and what remains today.