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Introduction Food for the Table The grain mill and the millwright; the cheese maker; the smoke house Setting the Table The silversmith; the pottery Two pints and a Dram The maltings; the brewery; the cider maker; the distillery; the pub sign artist The Church The bell foundry; the stained glass studio; the organ builder Building Materials The stone quarry; the stone masons; the brickworks; the glass maker Working Metal The blacksmith; the foundry; the clock maker; the miner The Printed Word The paper mill; the printer and the illustrator; the book binder What we Wear The woollen mill; the tannery The Sites

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A celebration of Britain's unique surviving industries and crafts, the people who practise them today, and the wonderful objects they create

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Anthony Burton is a regular contributor to the BBC's Countryfile magazine, and has written various books on Britain's industrial heritage, including Remains of a Revolution and The National Trust Guide to Our Industrial Past, as well as three of the official National Trail guides. He has written and presented for the BBC, acted as historical adviser for the Discovery series Industrial Revelations and On the Rails, and has appeared as an expert on the programme Coast. Rob Scott has worked as a photojournalist and editorial photographer for 30 years. His portraits of celebrities such as BB King, Sir David Attenborough, Sir Simon Rattle, David Beckham and Sir Richard Branson have been published all over the world and his work regularly appears in UK magazines including the BBC's Countryfile, Music and Wildlife, as well as LandScape, National Trust and English Heritage magazines. In recent years he has specialised in documenting Britain's surviving traditional industries.


A delightful journey through our incredible creative heritage -- Hilary Clothier * BBC Countryfile *
Impossible to resist ... a pure shot in the arm for those of us feeling jaded by our increasingly automated modern world * Saga Magazine *
So many interesting crafts and their histories. A fully illustrated celebration ... hurray! -- Bruce Kemble-Johnson * Let's Talk *
A truly beautiful book with some awe-inspiring photography * Cotswold Life *
A magnificent piece of work, visually stunning and profoundly moving. The images burn themselves on the mind and stir a response in the soul. -- Pat Ashworth * Church Times *
A beautiful homage to how the past is remaining relevant in the present * LandScape *

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