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by Simon Inglis

Author: Simon Inglis
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (October 15, 2004)
Pages: 136 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.1
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Inglis' book Played in London, charting the heritage of a city at play, was published in September 2014 to. .

Inglis' book Played in London, charting the heritage of a city at play, was published in September 2014 to great acclaim.

Played in Tyne and Wear: Charting the Heritage of People at Play (Played in Britain) Paperback. I have long been a fan of Simon Inglis and his many highly acclaimed books on stadia and sporting history. He has outdone himself both in helping create a landmark series of books on British sporting venues as well as writing several of the books including this indispensible gem on Manchester. Upon opening the parcel containing this book I must have spent nearly two hours savoring each page.

In short, it's a quality object. This is a wonderful book. Yes, it relates the history of sport as it should. But it really succeeds in nailing the heritage in its title: it invokes nostalgia really powerfully. London sports fans will love this book, of that there is no doubt.

The Played in Britain series was launched in 2004, following a pilot study conducted in Manchester in 2002 as part of English Heritage’s contribution to the cultural programme of the 2002 Commonwealth Games. It frequently cites as its inspiration the words of Joseph Strutt, author of the seminal book The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England, first published in 1801.

Lavishly illustrated and adopting a completely new approach to the study of sporting and urban history, Played in Birmingham leads readers along a trail of fascinating locations and little known buildings, landscapes and waterscapes, in all corners of the city and its surrounds. Birmingham is a city founded upon hard work, enterprise and civic pride. Its stock of historic public baths includes three of the oldest operational swimming pools in Britain. In 1888 a Birmingham draper was responsible for setting up the Football League, the first in the world.

Played in Birmingham: Charting the heritage of a city at play by Steve Beauchampe, Simon Inglis (Paperback . Plays, Cities, Charts, Books, History, Recreation, Games, 21st Century, Cultural History, Media, Hobbies, Ball Games, 17th Century.

Played in Birmingham: Charting the heritage of a city at play by Steve Beauchampe, Simon Inglis (Paperback, 2006). 1. 4 New. £1. 6 Used. Played in Tyne and Wear: Charting the Heritage of People at Play by Lynn Pearson (Paperback, 2010).

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More by Simon Inglis. Charles Buchan's Manchester United Gift Book (Charles Buchans Football Month). Engineering Archie: Archibald Leitch - Football Ground Designer (Played in Britain Series). Sightlines: A Stadium Odyssey. The Football Grounds of Europe.

Played in Britain - Publisher of sporting books: Charles Buchan, city titles, thematic studies - Charting the heritage of a nation at play - UK.The Played in Britain series charts the incredibly rich sporting heritage of our nation.

Played in Britain - Publisher of sporting books: Charles Buchan, city titles, thematic studies - Charting the heritage of a nation at play - UK sport heritage news - Simon Inglis.

Played in London book.

Britain's sporting heritage is unrivalled. Most of the sports played at international level today - including football, cricket, rugby, hockey, tennis, bowls and snooker - were developed and codified in this country. But what of sport's architectural heritage? Played in Manchester is the first of a series of titles celebrating this significant, yet often overlooked aspect of our social and cultural history. Over the last two hundred years the Manchester area has, at one time or another, been a leading centre for archery, athletics, cycling, lacrosse and water polo. The city can claim Britain's first purpose built ice rink, the first greyhound stadium and the earliest known examples of Lads' Clubs, the forerunners of today's youth centres. Until the 1960s Manchester was also the centre of the turnstile manufacturing industry. Adopting a completely new approach to the study of sporting and urban history, Played in Manchester leads readers along a trail of fascinating locations; a Victorian real tennis club hidden in the backstreets of Salford, an Edwardian billiard room, the training ground where Manchester United's Bobby Chariton and David Beckham honed their skills, a former racecourse grandstand now used as a student union and, not least, the opulent Victoria Baths, winner of 2003's BBC Restoration series.