A Postcard from the Wye

A Postcard from the Wye

by Jan Dobrzynski, Keith Turner
     
 

The Wye flows for more than 130 miles, from the high slopes of Plynlimon in Wales to the Severn Estuary, passing through some of the most picturesque scenery in Britain en route. Indeed, the Wye Valley was the birthplace of modern tourism. By the 19th century, when the railway had arrived, many enterprising locals were running boat tours along the river, stopping

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The Wye flows for more than 130 miles, from the high slopes of Plynlimon in Wales to the Severn Estuary, passing through some of the most picturesque scenery in Britain en route. Indeed, the Wye Valley was the birthplace of modern tourism. By the 19th century, when the railway had arrived, many enterprising locals were running boat tours along the river, stopping off at Goodrich, Chepstow, and Tintern to take in the picturesque landscape, and famous names such as Pope, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Thackeray all made the pilgrimage. This book takes the reader on a journey in words and pictures along the entire length of the river, using more than 200 postcards from the authors' extensive collections. It is a record of how the river once was, including its industrial heritage as well as more rural scenes, and shows how it was immortalized by earlier generations of photographers and artists for the benefit of innumerable tourists and travelers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750948500
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)

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