The Roland Burdons: North Country Gentlefolk (Paperback)

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The book gives a very comprehensive account of the lives of the Burdon Family who lived in Castle Eden from 1758 until 1944. The Burdon family did not just look after their estate. They and their relations were involved in many contemporary events, from the Civil War, to the wars in India, the abolition of the Slave Trade, mining disputes and of course the First World War.

The Burdons were also responsible for building the Turnpike (now the A19) and the first Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland (although there was an ongoing dispute as to actually designed it.) The book gives fascinating insights to all these events. The family too took part in social and political life in both Newcastle and London.

A picture emerges too of a family which was concerned about, and cared for their local community, albeit in a paternalistic way. The Burdons were involved in the construction of railways, Hartlepool docks, and perhaps most importantly Hartlepool hospital. They also helped many local charities and community organisations on a smaller scale.

The book gives an insight into a way of life which has passed away, and provides much information for those interested in the
political and social history of the period and this area.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781907720222
ISBN-10: 1907720227
Publisher: Searching Finance Ltd
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
Pages: 568
Language: English