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Ludlow at Leisure

A country town at play 1800-1950

The market town of Ludlow, Shropshire has entertained itself over the last 150 years with events for both rich and poor: from cockfighting to cycling clubs, from genteel balls to rowdy tugs-of-war across the local river.
Historian Derek Beattie has created a very lively, highly-illustrated account of Ludlow, a traditional, thriving town in middle England, which shows how the local people amused themselves when not at work.

It is a snapshot of the changing tastes in leisure over a century and half, captured in fascinating original photos and words.

Author: Derek Beattie
ISBN: 978 1 913159 21 4
Published: September 2020
Format: 216 x 138 mm
Binding: Hardback
No. of pages: 208
147 black & white photographs
Price: £14.99

Published 3 September 2020

Ludlow at Leisure by Derek Beattie

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