Britain's Living Past A Celebration Of Britain's Surviving Traditional Cultural And Working Practices

Author: Anthony Burton; Rob Scott
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  • : 9781844865444
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • : June 2019
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  • : Anthony Burton; Rob Scott
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  • : Hardback
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  • : English
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Description

In Britain's Living Past, writer Anthony Burton and photographer Rob Scott explore Britain's rich heritage of traditional cultural and working practices, looking at how we work and play in ways that have survived into the modern age with all their vitality intact. The book covers everything from farming and fishing practices to travelling shows, circuses and fairgrounds to sports, music, pubs, transport, and even old shops. They visit the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria, Cotswold Lavender Farm in Gloucestershire, a vintage bicycle rally in Yorkshire, the Up Helly Aa Viking festival in the Shetland Islands, as well as pubs, shops, circuses, the highland games, steamships and even the Gurning World Championship.

Rob Scott's beautiful photographs accompany fascinating text by Anthony Burton. The book is broken down into different themes, and each location or event discusses the history, the current-day practices, the people involved, and how the practices are still a vital part of modern-day life for communities. The book will appeal to anyone interested in Britain's rich heritage and history.