"Bygone Loughborough: Chapters of Local History from the Earliest Days to the Incorporation of the Borough" is a local history book on the town of Loughborough in Leicestershire. Published in 1934, the chapters in this book include "Before the Norman era", "Lords of the Manor", "Hickling's School", and "Disastrous Fires".
The book includes several illustration plates such as "Edward Hastings, Lord Loughborough" and "Cotes Bridge".
Title: Bygone Loughborough: Chapters of Local History from the Earliest Days to the Incorporation of the Borough Author: Herbert Cook Publisher: John Corah & Son Ltd. Publication Year: 1934 Pages: 162 Size:
This hardback book has reddish cloth boards with a rough textured pattern. The title "Bygone Loughborough" is in gilt embossed lettering on the spine (which has faded to more of a brown colour), but has been printed so it appears upside down when the book is the right way up.
The spine of the book is in excellent condition, with no signs of cracking or loose pages.
However, there is signficant foxing on the pages throughout the book, and on the text block as well. The level of foxing ranges throughout the book from relatively light on some to much more significant on others. But apart from these marks, which do not block any text, the book is free from pencil and pen marks and has no signs of torn or otherwise damaged pages.
Despite the marks from the foxing, this is a lovely text on the town of Loughborough and would make a nice gift for a local historian who wants to learn more about the town.