Bramhall Through Time book launch at Simply Books

20 Sep 2016

A fascinating selection of photographs shows how Bramhall has changed and developed over the last century. ‘Bramhall Through Time’ by Simon Crossley and Paul Chrystal will be launching at Simply Books on 2 Nov 7.30pm

Bramhall is a thriving, bustling suburb of Stockport, close to Manchester. It has been voted the least ‘lonely place’ in Britain and has a rich history stretching back to Anglo- Saxon days, the envy of communities twice the size. All of this is captured in Bramhall Through Time, in nearly 200 evocative pictures illuminating the fascinating past and new images showing how things have changed. An incisive and informative text guides the reader through the history of Bramhall and its immediate area.

Simply Books-Bramhall Through Time

The book takes the reader back to the very early days to meet Saxon Brun and Hacun, whose lands were given over by Willliam the Conqueror to Hamon de Massey, who eventually became the first Baron of Dunham Massey. It
also visits the elegant Bramall Hall with its park, the estates that are Parkside, New House Farm, Dairyground and Little Australia, the trendy shops and bars clustered around the historic village square and follows the beautiful Ladybrook Valley through the area. The book also takes in neighbouring Cheadle , Hazel Grove, Manchester airport, Styal and Wythenshawe where old and new pictures are juxtaposed to show how things have changed in these communities over the past hundred years and more.

The author, Paul Chrystal was educated at the Universities of Hull and Southampton where he took degrees in Classics and wrote his MPhil thesis on attitudes to women in Roman love poetry. He appears regularly on BBC local radio the World Service. He is the author of over fifty books on a wide range of subjects, including histories of northern places, social histories of tea and of chocolate, a history of confectionery in Yorkshire and various aspects of classical literature and Roman history.

The book launch will be at Simply Books on the 2 Nov 7.30pm

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