Journey 7: Newcastle to Melton Mowbray

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Publisher Description

A glorious insight into the history, landscape and people of Britain, from The Sunday Times bestseller.

George Stephenson, the father of the railways, first began laying rails to connect the Darlington collieries with the river at Stockton-on-Tees in the 1820s, and it has since become a place of pilgrimage for railway historians. Michael Portillo’s journey from Newcastle to Melton Mowbray also takes in many contrasts between urban and rural life, with industries ranging from coal mining, shipping and cutlery-making to rhubarb-growing, Stilton-making and the production of the famous Melton Mowbray pork pies.

Places visited: Newcastle, Durham, Darlington, Whitby, Harrogate, Batley, Woodlesford, Sheffield, Nottingham and Melton Mowbray.

This individual journey is one of a series taken from the bestselling books Great British Railway Journeys and Great Victorian Railway Journeys that accompany the highly successful BBC Two series. Michael Portillo follows the famous George Bradshaw railway guides in railway journeys across the length and breadth of the country, discovering spectacular scenery and stunning architecture and exploring local history and industry.

Reviews

‘A colourful insight into Britain over the last 150 years’ – National Geographic Traveller

About the author

Charlie Bunce has spent his working life in broadcasting producing many award-winning programmes. He is now Editor of Factual Programmes at talkbackTHAMES, where he produced Grand Designs and Great British Railway Journeys.

GENRE
Travel & Adventure
RELEASED
2013
3 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
30
Pages
PUBLISHER
Collins
SIZE
25.6
MB

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