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Played in Britain Series

Played in Britain is the result of collaboration between Historic England previously English Heritage, Malavan Media and some of the country's leading experts on sporting heritage. The Played in Britain series charts the incredibly rich sporting heritage of our nation. The Played in Britain four main themes are: 1. Architecture and sportscapes 2. Art of British sport 3. Artefacts of British sport 4. Archaeology of British sport Played in Britain, Charting the heritage of a nation at play.

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Bowled Over - The Bowling Greens of Britain
Bowls is one of Britain’s oldest sports, first recorded in the 13th century and played on thousands of greens spread across the nation, several of them hundreds of years old. In Bowled Over...


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Played in London
Played in London reveals the history and heritage of sport in London and takes the reader right up to and beyond the 2012 Olympics. The book covers a vast range of sports from rowing to rugby, archery...


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Played in Liverpool
Becher's Brook at Aintree, the legendary Kop at Anfield, the 18th tee at Hoylake - just three hallowed Liverpool landmarks on the map of international sport. But sporting heritage on Merseyside pe...


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Played in Birmingham
Played in Birmingham is the fifth book in a groundbreaking English Heritage series celebrating Britain's rich and diverse sporting heritage. Lavishly illustrated and adopting a completely new a...


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Played in Tyne and Wear
It used to be said that whenever a football manager needed a goal scorer all he had to do was travel to the North East, call down a mineshaft and up would pop a centre forward. But while the career...


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Played at The Pub
WEB EXCLUSIVE PRICE! Aunt Sally in Oxford, Toad in the Hole in Lewes, bagatelle Chester, quoits in Darlington and bat and trap in Kent - they sound relics of a bygone age, and yet contrary to popul...


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