Aylesbury books and mapsHere is a list of books for Aylesbury that you may find useful.
If you plan to travel to Aylesbury you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Aylesbury and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.
Aylesbury books: Maps
Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.
Publication: March 27, 2006
Tough, durable and weatherproof, this title features maps that are covered in a lightweight protective plastic coating that can be written on, so that your favourite routes can be easily highlighted.
Publication: 16 April 2012
OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.
Publication: 26 Oct 2009
Aylesbury books: History & Heritage
In 1719 a yeoman farmer called William Harding, of Walton in the parish of Aylesbury, left the whole of his estate to creat a charity to apprentice poor children of the parish to 'proper' trades, which meant children leaving home at a tender age to live in the household of a master or mistress for periods of up to seven years.
The history of William Harding's Charity is fascinating in its own right, and is astonishingly well documented, with interesting details about individual apprentices and their masters. Hundreds of apprenticing charities were founded between 1600 and 1800 and one historian has observed that the practice of apprenticeship 'reflects the social history of England to a remarkable degree'. Apprenticeship was a fundamental feature of life from medieval times and survived until the 20th century in various guises. Today apprenticeship is once more being recognised as a valuable tool for vocational training.
Publication: July 1, 2005
Karl Vaughan has drawn together a varied collection of old photographs of Aylesbury, with an emphasis on the early twentieth-century market town. Many of the images haven't been published in book form before. Informative captions and a detailed introduction trace the many changes that Aylesbury has endured over the last 100 years.
Publication: November 17, 2005
Aylesbury Then & Now looks back at long forgotten views of the town and takes a look at what is there today. Most will have changed beyond all recognition while a few areas remain much the same. The town has had distinct periods in which there were great changes. The 1860s saw Market Square lose its central buildings and have Great Western Street and Exchange Street appear on the map for the first time. The 1920s and '30s saw lots of houses being built and the 1960s witnessed unprecedented change with the County Offices and Friars Square Shopping Centre being built, together with the ring road dual carriageway which obliterated historic areas of the town. As we move into the twenty-first century Aylesbury is undergoing further changes with the building of the new Waterside Theatre. This is the start of a regeneration of the canal basin area. One thing is certain, the town continues to change with every new generation that comes along. These photographs tell that story in vivid detail.
Publication: 1 Sep 2012
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