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Book reviews — June 1971

Industrial Archaeology in Enfield: A Survey of Industrial Monuments in the London Borough of Enfield. Enfield Archaeological Society Research Report No. 2, 1971
Published by the Society at 50p and obtainable from Mr A.H. Hall, 23 Uvedale Road, Enfield, Middlesex at 55p including postage A5 vertical format, 56pp, 14 photographs, illustrations and maps
A Guide to Industrial Archaeology In Exeter, by Michael Chitty
Exeter IA Group, 1971. Obtainable price 15p post free from The Secretary, Department of Economic History, University of Exeter, Streatham Court, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4PU, Devon A4 vertical format, 24pp, 1 map
Both these publications are excellent value for money. The Enfield booklet is divided into sections, each covering a separate industry or topic. The circumstances leading to the establishment, growth or decline and in many cases demise of an industry in the Borough are followed by a description of the surviving material, in a lively text well supplemented by a varied selection of photographs and drawings, with a simple well-drawn location map. Ten of the 56 pages are left blank for field notes and jottings. The Exeter Guide adopts a different approach: the body of the booklet is a Pevsner-style text guiding the visitor on foot round some of the city's most important and interesting monuments, although many others are described. Historical background is concisely presented which is quite justifiable when, as in this instance, a section is devoted to sources and references for further reading. MNB

© GLIAS, 1971