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Book reviews — April 1983

THE LOCAL HISTORIAN'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA by John Richardson
Historical Publications 3.50
There are 18 sections covering such subjects as Land & Agriculture, Public Utilities & Services, Transport, Archives, Documents & Printed Records, and Trade Commerce & Industry. Add to these 28 pages of index and you end up with 312 pages of reference. I regard the book as a springboard to other sources of information, although there are plenty of useful facts to be found within its own covers. Sadly there is at least one glaring omission; there is no reference to sewerage & drainage a subject I would have expected to find under Public Utilities & Services (worse still there are errors). There is a fair portion that will be of little use to the industrial archaeologist, but in the main there are facts, addresses and information that make it a paperback worth purchasing. Peter Skilton


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