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Tipton in Old Photographs: A Third Selection - Keith Hodgkins; John Brimble;

Sutton, 2002, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good.

Reprint. [First: 2001] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In 1906 the Black Country historian Frederick Hackwood wrote: ‘In Tipton, Vulcan is everywhere supreme; and from the thousands of hearths that constitute his altars, never cease to arise columns of incense. To the Tiptonian, therefore, a smoke-laden sky is always regarded as the outward visible sign of the town’s prosperity. ‘They dread it not, that stretch of smoke, from Dudley Port to Wednesbury Oak’. From the distance afar, busy Tipton can never fail to be marked on the horizon by "a pillar of smoke by day, or a pillar of fire by night". For industrially, Tipton has been found a land overflowing not ‘with Milk and Honey’, but with Coal and Iron; and it cannot be denied that in this busy land of Promise, the best has been made of both. Long may Tipton flourish!
Size: 9¾" x 6¾"
Number of Pages: 127
ISBN: 0750928328

£8.50