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By Michael J. Rochford

ISBN-10: 1473858488

ISBN-13: 9781473858480

The escaping endure who’d had adequate of being a Victorian showpiece; tragedy narrowly avoided over the skies of Wakefield while an aeronaut misplaced keep watch over of his balloon in 1827; mystery passages and hidden relics; and darkish stories of made up our minds apparitions and boggarts are between many mesmerizing tales instructed in the pages of Wakefield Then & Now: striking stories from the Merrie City.
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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