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Leeds Trams 1871-1959

Leeds Trams 1871-1959

  • Author: Richard Buckley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781840335309
  • Category: Street-railroads
  • Page: 112
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Rails in the Road

Rails in the Road

A History of Tramways in Britain and Ireland

  • Author: Oliver Green
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473869412
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 272
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There have been passenger tramways in Britain for 150 years, but it is a rollercoaster story of rise, decline and a steady return. Trams have come and gone, been loved and hated, popular and derided, considered both wildly futuristic and hopelessly outdated by politicians, planners and the public alike. Horse trams, introduced from the USA in the 1860s, were the first cheap form of public transport on city streets. Electric systems were developed in nearly every urban area from the 1890s and revolutionised town travel in the Edwardian era. A century ago, trams were at their peak, used by everyone all over the country and a mark of civic pride in towns and cities from Dover to Dublin. But by the 1930s they were in decline and giving way to cheaper and more flexible buses and trolleybuses. By the 1950s all the major systems were being replaced. London’s last tram ran in 1952 and ten years later Glasgow, the city most firmly linked with trams, closed its network down. Only Blackpool, famous for its decorated cars, kept a public service running and trams seemed destined only for scrapyards and museums. A gradual renaissance took place from the 1980s, with growing interest in what are now described as light rail systems in Europe and North America. In the UK and Ireland modern trams were on the streets of Manchester from 1992, followed successively by Sheffield, Croydon, the West Midlands, Nottingham, Dublin and Edinburgh (2014). Trams are now set to be a familiar and significant feature of twenty-first century urban life, with more development on the way.

Leeds Trams and Buses

Leeds Trams and Buses

  • Author: Michael Berry
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445614901
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 96
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This fascinating selection of photographs gives an insight into the history of tram and bus operations in the Leeds area.

Leeds

Leeds

The Postcard Collection

  • Author: John Edwards,David Marsh,Christopher Allen
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445638355
  • Category: History
  • Page: 96
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Leeds, sited in the heart of West Yorkshire, is the UK's third largest city and is home to a community rich in history, ambition and achievement. As the financial, cultural and commercial heart of West Yorkshire, Leeds is a city essential to the global economic system. Although only a small borough for much of its existence, Leeds in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries became a key centre for the production and trading of wool. As the Industrial Revolution progressed, Leeds developed into a major industrial hub, extending its reach into engineering, printing, commerce, health and education. Iron foundries were among other industries of extreme importance. The city then expanded, absorbing many of the surrounding villages and townships to become the urban city we see today. Combining cultural riches with strong transport and communication links, it continues to attract students, entrepreneurs and professionals, not only to visit, but often to relocate to this vibrant part of West Yorkshire. The authors have charted the area's great past, and the enormous changes that have taken place, through a selection of fascinating and inspiring old postcards.

The Tramway Review

The Tramway Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Street-railroads
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The Modern Tramway

The Modern Tramway

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Street-railroads
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Leeds in 50 Buildings

Leeds in 50 Buildings

  • Author: Paul Chrystal
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445654555
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 96
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Explores the rich and fascinating history of the city through an examination of some of its greatest architectural treasures.

Old Northumbrian Verbal Morphosyntax and the (Northern) Subject Rule

Old Northumbrian Verbal Morphosyntax and the (Northern) Subject Rule

  • Author: Marcelle Cole
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9027269912
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 286
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This volume provides both a quantitative statistical and qualitative analysis of Late Northumbrian verbal morphosyntax as recorded in the Old English interlinear gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels. It focuses in particular on the attestation of the subject type and adjacency constraints that characterise the so-called Northern Subject Rule concord system. The study presents new evidence which challenges the traditional Early Middle English dating attributed to the emergence of subject-type concord in the North of England and demonstrates that the syntactic configuration of the Northern Subject Rule was already a feature of Old English. By setting the Northumbrian developments within a broad framework of diachronic and diatopic variation, in which manifestations of subject-type concord are explored in a wide range of varieties of English, the author argues that a concord system based on subject type rather than person/number features is in fact a far less local and more universal tendency in English than previously believed.

Newnham College Register, 1871-1971: 1951-1970

Newnham College Register, 1871-1971: 1951-1970

  • Author: Newnham College
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Women college graduates
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Self-Help and Civic Culture

Self-Help and Civic Culture

Citizenship in Victorian Birmingham

  • Author: Anne B. Rodrick
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351149466
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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First published in 2004. The nineteenth century witnessed a flowering of the culture of self-improvement that was reflected in a plethora of institutes, societies and journals that sprang up across Britain with the goal of spreading knowledge and learning to a wide spectrum of society. The prophets of self-improvement believed that not only was self-improvement a laudable goal in its own right, but more importantly, it would contribute towards a general improvement in society. In an age in which direct participation in the political processes was restricted to a minority, education and self-improvement could act as an alternative force by creating a sophisticated and knowledgeable population. In other words, self-improvement was also seen as a way of creating active and responsible citizens. Focusing on the city of Birmingham, and drawing on both local and national sources, Self Help and Civic Culture explores the changing nature of self improvement and citizenship in Victorian Britain. By approaching the concept of citizenship from a new perspective, provincial identity and its relationship to wider ideas of 'Englishness' and 'Britishness', a distinct ideal of citizenship is elucidated that adds further nuance to current scholarship. By drawing together various issues of citizenship, self-improvement, class and political power, this work brings a new perspective to the on-going attempts to determine who could claim the full rights, duties, privileges and responsibilities of the larger social body, thus illuminating the relationship between culture and power in nineteenth century England.