By Michael J. Rochford
In this interesting booklet approximately his domestic urban, Michael J. Rochford has amassed dozens of fascinating debts from the annals of Wakefield folklore, offering a unusual and insightful ancient journey. alluring photographs from instances lengthy forgotten within the type of early images, topographical drawings and romanticized work deliver the tales to lifestyles ahead of your eyes, as sleek images distinction how issues have been with how the proud urban seems today.
So, take a step into the prior and trip via Wakefield, studying approximately Robert Hood and his spouse Matilda; the town’s cherished Cliff Tree; criminal breaks; medieval homes; a burning institution; Westgate’s long-lost burial floor; stunning floods and tumultuous riots; Victorian iciness gala's and xmas traditions; the butcher’s doorstop that became out to be a Saxon pass, and lots more and plenty extra …
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