Dr Richard Gurnham tells the tale of Victorian Louth in brand new book

Dr Richard Gurnham with his new book, 'The Story of Victorian Louth'.
Dr Richard Gurnham with his new book, 'The Story of Victorian Louth'.
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Popular local historian, Dr Richard Gurnham, has released a new book ‘The Story of Victorian Louth’ just in time for Christmas.

The new book, which was published at the end of November by Allinson Print, will take an in-depth look at every aspect of social history in the Victorian era including the arrival of the railway and the slow death of the canal, trade and tradesmen, art and music, drinking, leisure activities, education and religion.

The book also touches on the darker side of Victorian life in the town including poverty, pauperism, squalor, crime, punishment and prostitution.

Dr Gurnham, whose previous publications include the popular ‘A History of Louth’ (2007), said: “The books brings the characters to life, I hope, and it is full of interesting personal stories.”

• ‘The Story of Victorian Louth’ is fully-illustrated and costs just £12.99, and you can pick up your copy by emailing richardiangurnham@gmail.com or calling 01507 609622.