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  • Bowled Over

    Examines the physical landscape of bowls from modest pavilions in municipal parks to the ornate constructions at stately homes.

    Series: Sporting Heritage

  • Played at the Pub: The pub games of Britain

    Definitive examination of the games played in Britain’s pubs, both historic and contemporary, popular and obscure. Beautifully illustrated and overflowing with great stories, it also acts as a guide to finding the best pubs to play traditional pub games.

    Series: Sporting Heritage

  • Great Lengths: The historic indoor swimming pools of Britain

    Traces the development of indoor public baths and pools, from the earliest subscription baths of the Georgian period and the first municipal baths in Liverpool in 1829, to the current generation of leisure pools with their flumes and potted palm trees.

    Series: Sporting Heritage

  • Played in London

    One of the Played in Britain series of books on sporting and recreational heritage, this volume offers a beautifully illustrated volume of London at play.

    Series: Sporting Heritage

  • The British Olympics

    Part of the Played in Britain series of books on sporting and recreational heritage, this volume offers a distinctive introduction to the British pre-history and history of the 2012 London Olympics. Explores the various interpretations of Olympic in Britain.

    Series: Sporting Heritage

  • Played in Liverpool: Charting the heritage of a city at play

    Guides the reader on an intimate tour of Liverpool’s sporting treasures; from the site of the 19th century Liverpool Olympics and the dockside location of Britain’s first municipal swimming baths, to the football giants of Liverpool and Everton.

    Series: Sporting Heritage

  • Played in Birmingham: Charting the heritage of a city at play

    Lavishly illustrated and adopting a new approach to the study of sporting and urban history, this book leads readers along a trail of fascinating locations and buildings, landscapes and waterscapes, in all corners of the city and its surrounds.

    Series: Sporting Heritage

  • Played in Tyne and Wear: Charting the heritage of people at play

    Part of the Played in Britain series of books on sporting and recreational heritage, this volume offers an informative and entertaining history of the Tyne and Wear's sporting heritage, including the popular - such as football - through to the more surprising such as pigeon-racing.

    Series: Sporting Heritage

  • Uppies and Downies: The extraordinary football games of Britain

    A detailed and superbly illustrated account of some of British football’s most unusual games. Looks at the nation’s most eccentric football variants and analyses them as part of a collective tradition.

    Series: Sporting Heritage

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