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Ruislip People & Places

Eastcote, Northwood, Ickenham & Harefield : People & Places

By (author) Eileen M. Bowlt
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Published: 1st May 2007
Dimensions: w 171mm h 254mm d 13mm
Weight: 395g
ISBN-10: 0750947969
ISBN-13: 9780750947961
Barcode No: 9780750947961
"Around Ruislip People and Places" illuminates many fascinating aspects of Ruislip, Northwood, Eastcote, Harefield and Ickenham in years gone by. The anecdotes range from medieval times when Ruislip boasted a small castle and numerous mysterious moats were scattered along the valleys of the River Pinn and Yeading Brook, to a First World War munitions factory, a Cold War American airbase, and pioneering medical research at Mount Vernon, Northwood, in the twentieth century. Characters from the area's history, both well known and long forgotten are brought back to life, while the stories behind individual streets and buildings are also explored. Eileen Bowlt's new book will be essential reading from anyone interested in the history of this part of Middlesex.

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