The Resource Schoolboy, servant, GWR apprentice : the memoirs of Alfred Plumley 1880-1892, (ebook)

Schoolboy, servant, GWR apprentice : the memoirs of Alfred Plumley 1880-1892, (ebook)

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Schoolboy, servant, GWR apprentice : the memoirs of Alfred Plumley 1880-1892
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Schoolboy, servant, GWR apprentice
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the memoirs of Alfred Plumley 1880-1892
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eng
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Alfred Plumley, son of a coachman, was born in 1874 in Somerset's Mendip Hills. Written in his old age, this memoir of his youth was discovered in an auction sale. In it, Alfred vividly describes his country childhood and first job as a serving boy at the grand house on the hill above his village. At age 16, Alfred decides to improve his prospects by 'going on the railway' and is sent to a tiny village station on the Somerset coast. He quickly comes to love his new life and, undeterred by an unhappy temporary posting to the grim and chaotic engine yards of Bristol, ends up spending forty-five years as a GWR employee. Alfred writes charmingly, and always with the authentic voice of a West Country lad. His memoir has been edited by David Wilkins who adds just the right amount of detail to place the story in its proper historical context
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Midwest
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Plumley, Alfred
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385.06541092
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non fiction
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  • Plumley, Alfred
  • Great Western Railway (Great Britain)
  • Railroads
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adult
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Schoolboy, servant, GWR apprentice : the memoirs of Alfred Plumley 1880-1892, (ebook)
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9780750983334
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12461173
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remote
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12461173
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MWT12461173
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Schoolboy, servant, GWR apprentice : the memoirs of Alfred Plumley 1880-1892, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780750983334
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT12461173
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12461173
System control number
MWT12461173
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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