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A Tyneside Heritage: South Shields, County Durham and the Chapman Family, 1811-1963
Peter S Chapman
416 pages, 200 illustrations, colour
The History Press (2021)
15.6 x 23.39 cm
Spanning 150 years of South Shields' changing fortunes, A Tyneside Heritage is a pioneering work of interwoven local and family history.
After the 19th century boom years of coal exporting and shipbuilding for global markets came the First World War, then the mass unemployment and political turbulence of the 1930s. Luftwaffe bombing in the Second World War was followed by the peacetime challenge of attracting new industrial development.
Against this background, four generations of the Chapman family played a leading role in the town and in County Durham as businessmen, soldiers, borough councillors, sportsmen, philanthropists and representatives of royalty.
This book (RRP £25) is offered at a discounted price of £15.00 including postage.