GLIAS

GREATER LONDON INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY

Home | Membership | News | Diary | Courses | Noticeboard | Books | Links | Database | e-papers | Contact

Book reviews — December 1979

Water and Wind Mills in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, edited by Monica Ellis
84pp (8" x 10"); price £1.50 + p & p; published by Southampton University Industrial Archaeology Group (orders to the Secretary, S.U.I.A.G., c/o Department of Adult Education, The University, Southampton 509 5NH)
This gazetteer lists over 200 mill buildings, mostly dating from late 18th and early 19th century. Many of course ground corn for flour, but also included are sites where waterwheels provided power for the iron industry, for operating fulling stocks in the textile trade and for powering various processes in papermaking. The book is generously illustrated with photographs (as many as three of some mills!), a map giving a key to the sites and with line drawings. It is an excellent companion to Hampshire Industrial Archaeology, A Guide, published by the same group in 1975. Brenda Sowan

A Gricer in India and Pakistan by K. Taylorson
Published by the author 1979, 54 Breton House, Barbican, EC2Y 8DQ, at £1.50
This booklet is intended as a guide for steam railway locomotive enthusiasts who wish to visit the Indian sub-continent. However, it contains valuable information on accommodation, food, transport, prices, etc., which any industrial archaeologist intending to explore coal mines, cotton mills, remains of the Raj and the like in India and Pakistan would be most unhappy to miss. It is claimed that one can travel and live well in either country on £45 per week if one follows the authorís example. Here is information that seldom gets into print. I found this booklet fascinating reading.

The Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E. Conner & B.L. Halford
Published by Forge Books, 42 Rectory Lane, Bracknell, Berks. Revised edition 1978, £1.50
A list with dates and railway companies, of railway stations re-named, closed, partly built but never opened, etc. and also closed railway lines without intermediate stations^ revised since the booklet first appeared in 1972. There are photographs and six maps.

A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Merseyside, compiled by Michael Chitty, John Crompton, Adrian Jarvis, Paul Rees & David Singleton
Published by the North Western Society for Industrial Archaeology and History. Second edition revised by Paul Rees 1978, 65p.
Essentially this is a gazetteer. The booklet covers Liverpool, the Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley and St. Helens. There are photographs and a top-ten sites section. Bob Carr


© GLIAS, 1979