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Book reviews — May 1975

Manbre: One Hundred Years Of Sugar In Hammersmith, 1874-1974
Stoddard, Jeanne; London: Fulham and Hammersmith Historical Society, 1974. (Obtainable from Miss E J Willson, Hon Sec FHHS, Fulham Library, 598 Fulham Rd London SW6 5NX) £1.90 post free.
A useful account of one of Fulham's major industries. Traces the development of the site and transport facilities, as well as the company history. Useful description of the techniques of sugar refining.

A Village In London
Send 6p plus SAE to the Hon Secretary, Mrs Jane Wainwright, 8 Cumberland Gdns, WC1. David Thomas also has some copies of notes for the 8/74 visit to the area. 5p plus 6"x9" SAE.
A compact little publication by the Amwell Society giving a brief guide and history of the area which includes New River Head.

Covent Garden Local Plan
20p from the GLC Development Team office at the NW corner of the Piazza.
A series of quite substantial reports have been produced covering several aspects of the plan for this area. That entitled 'Conservation and Development', which includes many brief descriptions of specific buildings and their possible future use, is of particular interest to GLIAS members.

Industrial Past
quarterly, 75p a year including postage, from John Kearey, 17 Uplands, Skipton, N Yorks.
A new magazine with, at present, a Yorkshire bias.

W B White & Sons Textile Machinery Cat. 1907 illustrated 50-page catalogue
copies from 'Industrial Past', 30p post free, address as above.
This Colne firm produced power looms, dobbies and other machinery.

London's Docks, by John Pudney, author of 'Crossing London's River"
Thames & Hudson: £5.50.
A blend of industrial, social and economic history, starting in 1800 and coming to the present day.

The BP Book of Industrial Archaeology, Neil Cossons
David & Charles £4.95
General review, with gazetteer of sites, museums etc.

City Of London Pubs, T M Richards and JS Curl
David & Charles: £1.25.
A 'practical and historical guide'.

Railway Architecture of Greater London, Rodney Symes & David Cole
publ. Osprey Ltd, Reading, Berks, £1.95
Collection of line drawings with descriptive text.

Croydon's Heritage
25p, Living History Publications, 294 High St, Croydon, CR0 1NG.
Map marking listed and other noteworthy buildings, the iron and atmospheric railways, canal routes etc.

© GLIAS, 1975