By Howard Beard

Westward from Stroud the Stonehouse Valley widens out to incorporate Cainscross, Ebley, the Stanleys after which the city of Stonehouse itself ahead of changing into absorbed into the most Severn Vale. during this interesting ebook, the reader takes a trip alongside the Valley, with contrasting photos demonstrating how landscapes, road scenes and constructions have altered during the last century or so. Edwardian little ones are obvious at play, whereas early motoring, canal existence and store investors also are depicted.Pageants, carnivals and outings of some time past look, including a century-old electioneering scene, a cinema that used to be switched over right into a Twenties storage and a steam release on a restored element of the Stroudwater Canal. Diamond Jubilees greater than a hundred years aside are featured and - without warning - we meet an elephant in Leonard Stanley. this can be a publication filled with background, nostalgia and the extraordinary surprise.

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