St Albans

Books on Hertfordshire

The City of St Albans

by Charles H. Ashdown

The Homeland Handbooks - Volume 21 of the series

Published by Gibbs & Bamforth, 1902

Second Edition 1907

Sixth Edition circa 1922

A very nice early guide book, which describes the various parts of the City, together with its history. There are photographs and line engravings of buildings, etc., together with adverts at the front and back. A very nice description of the City as it was 100 years ago.

The first edition was published in hardback, while the second edition (see picture) is a paperback, with brief details of the 1907 pageant.

St Albans Grammar School in the Great Gateway

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