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Battleships, Buses and Bombers
Battleships, Buses and Bombers

Battleships, Buses and Bombers

A History of Transport in the Lea Valley

Lea Valley Series


128 Pages, 6.5 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.00 (US $15.00) (CA $16.00)

Publication Date: January 2009

ISBN 9781904750871

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Libri Publishing (Jan 2009)
Middlesex University Press

Price: $15.00


This engaging account introduces readers to a remarkable range of transportation firsts and other related developments that occurred within the Lea Valley region of London. From the Thames Ironworks, which gave birth to the HMS Warrior the world’s first ironclad battle cruiser, to the Great Eastern Railway works, where innovative engines were designed and built, this study covers both the historic and modern engineering feats of the region. This work also introduces readers to a fascinating series of people—from pilot and aircraft manufacturer A. V. Roe to J. A. Prestwich and the development of motorcycles.

Author Biography

Jim Lewis is a consultant to Terry Farrell & Partners on the historical development of London’s Lea Valley and a tutor at the Workers’ Educational Association teaching industrial history. He is the author of London’s Lea Valley: Britain’s Best Kept Secret and London’s Lea Valley: More Secrets Revealed.