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'Buy BRITISH and be PROUD of it': The history of MORRIS COMMERCIAL CARS Ltd. By Norman Painting
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British commercial vehicle enthusiasts tend to concentrate their interests on the old “heavies”, like AEC, Foden, Albion, ERF, Leyland or Thornycroft, but Morris Commercial in the light... More > to mid-range of the commercial vehicle market, produced more vehicles from their works, which were the largest dedicated commercial vehicle works in Britain at one time, than the combined output of some of these “heavies” put together... As an apprentice at Morris Commercial’s Adderley Park works I was never told anything about the fascinating range of vehicles produced by the company in the past, apart from conversations with some of the “old-hands” when the name Soho, or Foundry Lane occasionally cropped up... With these opening introductory words the author takes us into a part of British engineering history in a book which is a treasure trove of unique photographs and technical drawings with nearly every page offering multiple photographs and drawings along with the accompanying text.< Less
British Army 1956 Wargame Rules By John Curry
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British Army Tactical Wargame (1956) These wargaming rules were restricted until recently, when they were released into the National Archives.  Operational set of rules for fighting large... More > battles 1945 - 1970  Can be played with card counters on standard 1: 50:000 Ordinance Survey Maps  Includes rules for tactical nuclear weapon strikes  Based on current military experience of World War II and the Korean War Detailed tables on hard to find information such as: o for tactical movement, casualties, engagement lengths, etc. o battle planning times o engineering tasks o night battles o effects of tactical nuclear weapons This version includes: • Proposed updates to the rules to help modern wargamers play the game on a single table top • Includes the 1952 British Army ORBAT • Introduction to the strategic situation It is published as part of the History of Wargaming Project at www.johncurryevents.co.uk< Less
Scotts of Greenock - An Illustrated History By William Kane, Vincent P. Gillen
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An Illustrated History of Scotts' of Greenock, Shipbuilders & Engineers, Founded 1711. Based on the Tercentenary Exhibition held at the McLean Museum & Art Gallery, Greenock, in 2011
History of Aston Martin By Dawn Martin
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The Aston Martin is the English alternative to the Bugati and Ferrari. The company was founded in 1913 by mechanical engineer Robert Bamford and wealthy Lionel Martin. The two had met in 1905 as... More > members of a cycling club and progressed during the Edwardian era to classic trials and hill climbs. From its beginnings to the present day, this book traces the history of the company as well as the infamous cars.< Less
The History of Woad and the Medieval Woad Vat By John Edmonds
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A short history of the techniques used for indigo dyeing from woad before the introduction of synthetic dyes. John Edmonds is a retired engineer who has researched and recreated the textile dyes used... More > in Europe from 500 BC to the 19th century. The ancient methods using woad and imperial purple have been of particular interest. In 2003 he was awarded the Open Prize for the Presentation of Heritage Research at the British Association's Festival of Science.< Less
HERBERT AUSTIN His Wolseley Years By Norman Painting, John Brindley
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This book, effectively, rewrites the early years of Wolseley history. Written from previously unresearched Company records it dispels some of the myths, misconceptions and hearsay which had formed... More > the “established history” of the Company for over 100 years and places on record the overwhelming contribution Herbert Austin made while managing the Wolseley Company. HERBERT AUSTIN: Racing Car Driver Engineer Mechanic Machinist Designer Manager< Less
Bones of Empire By Brian J ORR
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Bones of Empire, looks at the contributions the ministers, sons, and daughters, of the manse made abroad. It was their bones that laced together the British Empire. As merchants the Scots were... More > prominent in Europe from the 13th and 14th centuries, and were coerced migrants and slaves to the West Indian and American colonies through religious persecution and wars in the 17th century. During the 18th and 19th C some were embroiled in the use of slaves on plantations and with dealing in slaves, yet the Church supported abolition. They and their like were the true founders of the British Empire - the `doers` who helped lay the foundations; delivered the infrastructure and made it work as administrators; doctors; engineers; explorers, lawyers and judges; merchants; missionaries; plantation workers, managers and owners; teachers; and inevitably the soldiers, sailors, and latterly airmen who served just about everywhere there was a British interest.< Less
Bolton Born and Bred By John Entwistle
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The town of Bolton has an amazing history of engineering innovation and manufacture; yet at the beginning of the twenty-first century less and less people are familiar with the remarkable... More > achievements of their forefathers. What a pleasure it is, therefore, to have the opportunity to talk about a modern-day entrepreneurial engineering achievement. John Entwistle’s father was clearly a remarkable man – an entrepreneur who built a very successful business and, in so doing, introduced his young son to an amazing array of engineering. John was introduced, at a very young age, to the world of business and met and talked to some remarkable men. But like his father before him, John Entwistle wanted to develop his own business, be his own boss. His idea, which created Bolton Turntable, and which later became British Turntable, was launched almost fifty years ago.< Less
Register of Deceased Soldiers - Fatalities Suffered by the Royal Corps of Sappers and Miners, 1824-1858 By Rob Alexander
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The Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners came into existence in 1812, and was absorbed into the Corps of Royal Engineers in 1856. Casualties were recorded, in increasing detail as time went on, in a... More > bound register. Because members of the Corps typically accompanied many other regiments they suffered casualties world-wide in many actions, especially during the Crimean War. The register, from which this transcription was made, is available at the National Archives at Kew in class WO 25/2972. The entries are, however, in the sequence in which the casualties were notified to the regiment. This transcription in alphabetical sequence is offered to facilitiate more ready access to this data by family historians. There are some 1,297 casualties listed, and in 82 cases the soldier’s next of kin is given, typically giving both name and abode. Even more frequently it is noted whether a soldier’s effects were handed to a relative, often his widow.< Less
Register of Deceased Soldiers - Fatalities Suffered by the Royal Corps of Sappers and Miners, 1824-1858 By Rob Alexander
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The Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners came into existence in 1812, and was absorbed into the Corps of Royal Engineers in 1856. Casualties were recorded, in increasing detail as time went on, in a... More > bound register. Because members of the Corps typically accompanied many other regiments they suffered casualties world-wide in many actions, especially during the Crimean War. The register, from which this transcription was made, is available at the National Archives at Kew in class WO 25/2972. The entries are, however, in the sequence in which the casualties were notified to the regiment. This transcription in alphabetical sequence is offered to facilitiate more ready access to this data by family historians. There are some 1,297 casualties listed, and in 82 cases the soldier’s next of kin is given, typically giving both name and abode. Even more frequently it is noted whether a soldier’s effects were handed to a relative, often his widow.< Less