Book Signing in Leeds: Peter Tuffrey in Waterstones

Book Signing in Leeds – Peter Tuffrey in Waterstones

Waterstones

93-97 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5 JS

Saturday 16 June 2012 at 11.00 am

Free admission

If you like books about Yorkshire and the people who live and work in the county then here’s a great opportunity to meet the author of three books issued this year.

Peter Tuffrey - prolific and accomplished Yorkshire author

Peter Tuffrey - prolific and accomplished Yorkshire author

Doncaster born and bred author Peter Tuffrey has written extensively on many aspects of the great county of Yorkshire. His topics have covered football, coal miners and mining, railway stations and much more. His books have been warmly reviewed and tomorrow there’s a chance to meet the author personally and to have your copy of his books signed and to buy his most recent publications.

Peter has produced three very interesting books this year in conjunction with Amberley Publishing,

East Yorkshire Railway Stations

East Yorkshire Railway Stations  book cover - copyright Amberley Publishing

East Yorkshire Railway Stations - copyright Amberley Publishing

This is the last of a series of four books documenting the stations of Yorkshire. The stations are listed in alphabetical order along with details of when opened, when closed (if appropriate), number of platforms , who designed them  and which train company commissioned them  plus lots of other information. The book has 200 photos – many of them from the collections of Nick Catford and Alan Young, experts in disused stations.

East Yorkshire Railway Stations - Brough - courtesy John Law Collection/Amberley Publishing

East Yorkshire Railway Stations - Brough - courtesy John Law Collection/Amberley Publishing

Yorkshire People and Coal

Yorkshire People and Coal book cover - copyright Amberley Publishing

Yorkshire People and Coal - copyright Amberley Publishing

The story of coal and the industries that were once such a dominant part of Yorkshire’s history but have now all-but disappeared needsto be remembered for the sake of all those who lived and died breathing coal dust. Peter’s book does just that Using 230 photographs drawn from the vast archives of the Yorkshire Post and recalls the daily work routines, the hazards and disasters, and the industrial disputes that were all part of the price of coal.

Yorkshire People and Coal - Five miners died and another was injured Houghton Main Colliery, Barnsley in June 1945 - courtesy Yorkshire Post/Amberley Publishing

Yorkshire People and Coal - Five miners died and another was injured Houghton Main Colliery, Barnsley in June 1945 - courtesy Yorkshire Post/Amberley Publishing

Yorkshire People at Work

Yorkshire People at Work - copyright Amberley Publishing

Yorkshire People at Work - copyright Amberley Publishing

Peter has again searched through the archives of the Yorkshire Post to demonstrate pictorially the varied nature of work in Yorkshire. The main themes of fishing, railways, steel-making and textile manufacture are all covered bit so too are some of the more esoteric ways of earning a crust that Yorkshire folk turn their hand to including busking, fire-eating, model-making and undertaking. The books cover different decades and both men and women at work are amply represented. Yorkshire People at Work has over 240 illustrations and, as with the other two, intelligent captions provide context and useful information.

Yorkshire People at Work - workers involved in eau de cologne manufacture at the Gibbs Pepsodent Factory, Leeds, October 1963 - courtesy Yorkshire Post/Amberley Publishing

Yorkshire People at Work - workers involved in eau de cologne manufacture at the Gibbs Pepsodent Factory, Leeds, October 1963 - courtesy Yorkshire Post/Amberley Publishing

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