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Book reviews — February 1987

HISTORY OF CHARLTON by G. Smith
Published at 9.95p plus 1 Post and Packing. More than 460 pages of interesting reading, with 40 photographs. Volume Three
This excellent book is divided into four main chapters covering Charities, Local Government, Manufacturers and Local Associations. This is a useful source of reference about the people and their activities and much that this book contains is of interest to people living outside the area. A random selection of items is from the Royal British Legion and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, through Gas, Electricity and Water supplies, industries such as ACE Engineering, British Ropes and Hewlett Barges, Nichols Limeburners to Charlton Football Club. As John Smith says in his preface, the work took sixteen years of research to produce.

Volume 3 is being offered to GLIAS members at 9 per copy and 1 p and p if you live more than 15 miles from Charlton, SE7. Cheques payable to J. G. Smith and send your, order to 7 Crown Court, Morn Park Lane, Lea, SE12 9AA.

CHARLIE THURSTON


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