Country House Life
A Century in Photographs
With an engaging commentary and over 250 photographs of the people who lived and worked in houses such as Polesden Lacey, Lacock Abbey and Castle Drogo, this book offers an authentic picture of life in the English country house during its heyday. Drawn from family albums and collections and covering the period from the 1840s to 1945, the photographs record everyday life for the families and staff as well as family celebrations, garden parties, sporting events and the occasional visit by royalty.
The northern border of East Lothian faces the Forth Estuary and the North Sea and this portfolio explores the 40-mile coastline, encompassing the harbour towns of Cockenzie, North Berwick and Dunbar and the famous golf links of Musselburgh and Gullane, as well as the rural hinterland and the Lammermuir Hills to the south.
South West Wales Through the Lens of Harry Squibbs
Volume One: South Cardiganshire
Harry Squibbs was a photographer in South West Wales, producing postcard views and community portraits during the early 20th century. This book describes Harry’s life and work as well as presenting over 130 of his photographs.
The Land Where I Belong
Fifty Years in Focus in the Highlands and Islands
Over half a century Duncan Macpherson (1882–1966) created a vast photographic record of Highland life. Born in Aberdeenshire, he graduated from Edinburgh University as a pharmacist and established his own pharmacy near the ferry terminal at Kyle of Lochalsh in 1911. This book reproduces about 100 of MacPherson's photographs together with quotations from his three books – Gateway to Skye (1946), Lure of the West (1950) and Where I Belong (1964) – along with Mary Carmichael's account of his life and work.
Industry and the Coast
Images of the North East in the 1960s
Windswept coastlines, factories belching smoke into leaden skies and the shapes and deep shadows of industrial architecture are the subjects of this collection of black-and-white photographs of the North East in the 1960s. These images of the majestic cranes of the shipyards and the decaying industrial landscapes of Tyneside and Teesside are also a valuable social document, showing people at work and play in cities, factories, seaside resorts and the docks.
The Book of Banff
Royal and Ancient Burgh
With illustrated articles by 30 members of the Banff Preservation and Heritage Society and covering an enormous range of topics, from medieval Banff to the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Field Club in 2005, and through the visits of celebrities including Dr Johnson, Burns and Byron, this book paints a rich portrait of the Ancient Burgh on the banks of the Deveron estuary. From the Halgrove Community Histories series.
Life in the Post-War Years
London attempted to return to normality when the war ended, but with so much rebuilding to be done and a new mood in the air, the city would soon begin to change beyond recognition. This collection of photographs provides a portrait of London from the austerity of the late 1940s through to the early 1950s when the Festival of Britain encouraged a new optimism and American influences brought new styles and ideas to the recovering capital.
An inspiration to preserve what remains, this volume draws on the photographic collections of the Irish Architectural Archive to present a substantial sample of Ireland's lost built heritage. The book is arranged geographically and shows buildings and thoroughfares that range from dry-stone huts, workers' terraces and open markets – bustling with life in 19th century photographs – to grand houses and even castles, including John Nash's Gothic-revival masterpiece at Clogheen, 'destroyed by malice and indifference in 1957'.
The Making of a Modern Metropolis
Over the past four centuries London has expanded from within its medieval walls to absorb Westminster, Southwark and the surrounding villages. This impressive book explores the diverse forces driving the city's apparently haphazard growth, with more than 400 photographs in colour and black-and-white showing the architectural diversity of its civic halls and corporate headquarters, theatres and stadiums, Victorian villas and post-war estates, and its world-famous landmarks from the Tower of London to the London Eye.
In this book from the Through Time series around 180 pictures trace some of the many ways in which Kingsteignton, at the head of the Teign estuary in Devon, has changed over the last century. Period paintings or sepia-tinted 'then' photographs are presented alongside 'now' colour photos of the same locations, with notes on the transformations – or continuities.
Lancaster, Ulverston, Carlisle and the Pennine Waterways Through Time
In this book from the Through Time series around 180 pictures trace some of the many ways in which the Lancaster, Ulverston and Carlisle Canals and the Pennine waterways have changed over the last century. Period paintings or sepia-tinted 'then' photographs are presented alongside 'now' colour photos of the same locations, with notes on the transformations – or continuities.
From the Thomas Barratt Collection
Thomas J Barratt (1841-1914), known as 'the father of modern advertising' for his work promoting Pears Soap, was also a great local historian and author of The Annals of Hampstead (1912). This book presents 62 previously unpublished photographs taken by Barratt in the 1880s; together with Hammerson's introductions and commentaries and juxtaposed with recent photographs, they reveal much about 19th-century life in this famous part of London.
Images of the Past
In the mid-20th century the British fishing industry was thriving, and the economies of whole regions relied on the catches coming to their ports. With 120 archive photographs, this book captures the distinctive character of each area, from St Kilda to the pilchard fisheries of the South West.
In this book from the Through Time series around 180 pictures trace some of the many ways in which the rural towns and villages of Bedfordshire have changed over the last century. Period paintings or sepia-tinted 'then' photographs are presented alongside 'now' colour photos of the same locations, with notes on the transformations - or continuities. With an Introduction by local archivist Nigel Lutt.
The Book of Dulverton, Brushford, Bury and Exebridge
Dulverton & District Civic Society
Touched by the Earls of Wessex and the rulers of England in the 16th century, and marked by the Black Death and the Monmouth Rebellion, this Exmoor parish has had an eventful history which is well charted in this chronicle. The images are drawn from an extensive archive gathered from across the community and spanning some 150 years, and show the area at work (schools, farms and shops) and play (pubs, fetes, dances, sports and hunts). Second, revised edition.
A Picture of Life in the 1920s
London in the 1920s was a contrasting mixture of bright young things and down-and-outs, motor cars and horse carts, new mansion blocks and old slums. This fascinating collection of archive photographs is selected from the publication Wonderful London which included images by some of the best photographers working in the city at the time, including EO Hoppé and Donald McLeish, and the book records the working life of the metropolis as well as public events and entertainments.
Penryn from Old Photographs
At the head of the Penryn River, just upstream from Falmouth, the sheltered harbour town of Penryn grew prosperous on the back of the Cornish granite and tin trade, and retains some fine buildings from the Tudor, Jacobean and Georgian periods. This collection of images shows the historic market town and the life of its residents in old photographs and postcards, mostly from the early 20th century.
In this book from the Through Time series around 180 pictures trace some of the many ways in which the centre of Dylan Thomas's 'lovely, ugly town' has changed over the last century. Period paintings or sepia-tinted 'then' photographs are presented alongside 'now' colour photos of the same locations, with notes on the transformations – or continuities.
Glasgow's East End
In this book from the Through Time series, around 180 pictures trace some of the many ways in which Glasgow's East End has changed over the last century. Period paintings or sepia-tinted 'then' photographs are presented alongside 'now' colour photos of the same locations, with notes on the transformations – or continuities.
The Calder rises in the glacial Cliviger Gorge in east Lancashire and flows, in the shadow of Pendle Hill, through Holme Chapel, Walk Mill, Burnley, Padiham, Altham and Whalley before joining the Ribble. Illustrated with colour photographs, this guide explores the landscape along the course of the river as well as points of interest, such as Towneley Park and Gardens and Whalley Abbey.
Portrait of Armagh
Standing stones and megalithic tombs in Armagh, Northern Ireland's smallest county, bear witness to human settlement from as early as 5000 BCE; and at the foundation of modern Ireland, it was in Armagh City that St Patrick is said to have built his church in the 5th century CE. This photographic tour features over 140 images of the landscape, buildings and important sites of the county.
The Book of Barnstaple
Memories of a Coastal Market Town
The North Devon town of Barnstaple was once a busy trading port - even boasting its own shipyards until the early 20th century - and an important centre of the wool trade. Beginning with an historical tour, this portrait of Barnstaple draws on the memories of local people to examine the many industries in the area, including lace and glove making, and the social life of the town. This is one of the Halsgrove Community History series that uses archive photographs to look at the lives of small communities and how they have changed over the centuries.
Portrait of Newcastle
There has been a settlement at Newcastle since Roman times and fragments of the Roman and medieval town are still to be found among the Victorian and modern buildings of today's vibrant city. This volume of over 140 colour photographs explores Newcastle's many faces, from the industrial and maritime heritage of the river and quayside and the bustling nightlife of Bigg Market to the splendid Victorian classical architecture of Grey Street and Grainger Town.
Essex at War from Old Photographs
Bordering London and facing the Continent, Essex has always been on the alert at times of war and the remains of military structures, from Napoleonic Martello towers to anti-tank obstacles, can be found all over the county. With the help of archive illustrations and photographs, this history investigates, town by town, how war has affected Essex from the 18th century to the present day.