Private Owner Wagons of Wiltshire
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This volume follows from the authors previous one on the county of Somerset and complements others in the series covering Gloucestershire and the Bristol area. It studies all of the known wagon operators in the county of Wiltshire. This county, unlike Somerset, was not blessed with coal reserves and thus we do not have an abundance of colliery wagons, nor any particularly heavy industry. It did, however, have stone, especially the famed Bath Stone, and so wagons for the numerous quarry companies occupy their own chapter. Illustrated with over 250 photographs, drawings, maps and items of ephemera, this volume gives an excellent social history of the many small businesses, in the main coal factors and coal merchants, over the eighty years from 1860 to 1940. To round off the volume the opportunity has been taken to update Private Owner Wagons of Somerset taking advantage of new material that has come to light since original publication.
|Publication Date||27 May 2021|
|Record last updated||27/05/2021|