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By Michael J. Rochford

The escaping undergo who’d had sufficient of being a Victorian showpiece; tragedy narrowly avoided over the skies of Wakefield while an aeronaut misplaced keep an eye on of his balloon in 1827; mystery passages and hidden relics; and darkish stories of made up our minds apparitions and boggarts are between many spell binding tales informed in the pages of Wakefield Then & Now: striking stories from the Merrie City.
In this attention-grabbing booklet approximately his domestic urban, Michael J. Rochford has accumulated dozens of interesting money owed from the annals of Wakefield folklore, featuring a unusual and insightful historic travel. appealing photos from occasions lengthy forgotten within the kind of early photos, topographical drawings and romanticized work deliver the tales to existence prior to your eyes, as sleek photos distinction how issues have been with how the proud urban seems today.
So, take a step into the previous and trip via Wakefield, studying approximately Robert Hood and his spouse Matilda; the town’s loved Cliff Tree; legal breaks; medieval homes; a burning university; Westgate’s long-lost burial floor; surprising floods and tumultuous riots; Victorian wintry weather festivals and xmas traditions; the butcher’s doorstop that grew to become out to be a Saxon pass, and masses extra …

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