Passenger Steamers of the River Conwy (BOK)

Richard Clammer

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With the blossoming of Victorian tourism in the 1840s, the beautiful Conwy Valley in North Wales, with its healthy climate and picturesque scenery, became immensely popular. The rediscovery and development of an ancient chalybeate mineral well led to the transformation of the quiet village of Trefriw into a major spa resort to which health-seeking visitors flocked, travelling on board a unique fleet of charming pleasure steamers, which quickly established themselves as an essential part of the Welsh tourist experience. This absorbing book traces the colourful but largely forgotten chapter in British maritime and social history: the rise and fall of both the steamer trade on the River Conwy and of Trefriw as a fashionable spa.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Richard Clammer
Forlag
The History Press
ISBN 9780750959025
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 294 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Ships & boats: general interest