Volume Nine begins with the death of the diarist's wife, Margaret, after a marriage of almost 42 years. Margaret's health had always been delicate and she finally declined and died of dropsy-what today might be referred to as an edema due to congestive heart failure. Margaret had never been a lively or outgoing person, but it had been a marriage ......
A guidebook to 25 walks with all the information needed to enjoy a range of walks in the vales and glades of the ancient Forest of Dean. From short 4-mile walks to all-day sections of long-distance trails such as the Offa's Dyke Path and Gloucestershire Way, this guide is the ideal companion to exploring the forest and its unique history.
Guidebook to 30 varied day walks in the valley of the Wye, the most scenic river in England and Wales, from Chepstow in the south to Plynlimon in the north. Landscape ranges from open moorland to wooded gorges and is dotted with the sites of Iron Age hillforts and castles. Centres include Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, Hay-on-Wye and Rhayader.
Gloster produced the Gladiator biplane and during WWII built more than 6,000 Hurricanes & Typhoons. Gloster Meteor was the first Allied jet of the War and in 1952 the delta-winged Javelin was developed as an all-weather fighter that could fly above 50,000 feet. Gloster merged into Hawker Siddeley Aviation in 1963, and the name Gloster disappeared.
This Index is in two books extending to 1482 double column pages. A Places index extends to 45 pages. This is followed by a Subjects index of 192 pages in contextual form broken into six elements that make up the diarist's life. The Biographical index forms the majority of this work detailing more than 3400 individuals, their careers and families.