Contemporary Biographies West Riding Yorkshire 1902
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (101 pages + 314 pages)
Author: W. Scott & W. Pike
Year: (1902) 2010
A compilation of two books in one.
"The West Riding of Yorkshire at the Opening of the Twentieth Century" was written and produced by W. Herbert Scott in 1902. In over 100 pages this is a story of industrial progress in Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield and the towns adjacent, and includes a multitude of photographs.
"Contemporary Biographies" was edited by W.T. Pike, is a large collection of who's who of prominent Yorkshire men from the era including photographs plus a number of their obituaries. This section of the book is over 300 pages.
A digital version of the original books, in PDF format. Viewable on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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I found the program very slow to load. Once loaded, you could only advance through pages one at a time. For a book with so many pages, this takes a long time. There is no “ jump to page .. ) option.
The screen view was very small so you had to enlarge each page to read it. This meant scrolling up and down and sometime cross way.
This enlargement did not go to the next page, so you had to zoom in on each page to view.
I did not find an index to the photos, so you had to scroll through each page to view any.
For a book of around 400 pages, the overall process was very slow.