Tadcaster Through Time

This book tells the fascinating story of the town of Tadcaster in North Yorkshire. By juxtaposing ninety archive images alongside full-colour modern photographs, each page provides a snapshot of the town throughout the ages. The influence of the three breweries – Tower, John Smith, and Sam Smith – that have become synonymous with Tadcaster, and the famous magnesian limestone for which the Romans named their town Calcaria, are explored here. Also featured are Towton, the site of the biggest and bloodiest battle in the Wars of the Roses, and Boston Spa, the home of the northern British Library. Bramham Park, host to the Bramham Horse Trials and Leeds Festival each year is also included. This edition has been fully updated and revised, with new images of all aspects of life in and around Tadcaster.