North York Moors in Old Postcards
The North York Moors have been a popular tourist destination since Victorian times. This book reproduces scenes from almost 500 vintage postcards in the author’s collection, dating mostly from the first half of the 20th century. They feature historic views of Whitby and the coast, Goathland and the Esk Valley, the moors themselves, and Scarborough and its environs.
London as it Was
A Picture Postcard View
This collection of images from almost 500 picture postcards offers a richly varied view of London in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition to famous landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Big Ben are scenes of everyday life: shopping streets thronged with people in Edwardian dress, horse-drawn buses and early motorcars, and the Thames bristling with dockyard cranes.
West from Salisbury
150 Years of the Railway to Tisbury and Gillingham
The Salisbury and Yeovil Railway first opened in 1859, was later incorporated into the Southern Railway and still forms part of the main London Waterloo to Exeter route. Telling the story of the line, this nostalgic railway history focuses on the memories and contemporary photographs of drivers, firemen, guards, signalmen and passengers from the 1960s to the 21st century.
A History in Photographs
Stonehenge is among the world's most famous prehistoric monuments and, since the mid-19th century, probably the most photographed. Using images from English Heritage's photographic archive, this book covers the last 150 years in the history of the site. From the first known photograph (taken by William Russell Sedgewick in 1853) to recent pictures of the stones at the Solstice, the book shows Stonehenge visited by archaeologists, tourists and Druids and surviving wartime troop movements, restoration projects and vandalism.
England's Motoring Heritage from the Air
From deserted streets at ‘the dawn of popular motoring’, to the infamous ‘Spaghetti Junction’ in 1971, this collection of around 150 aerial photographs and commentaries shows the impact of the first 50 years of motoring, not only on road traffic, but also on the built environment.
From Horse Tram to Metro
This nostalgic, illustrated tour of Belfast's public transport from 1860 onwards encompasses the dawn of horse buses and trams, motor and trolleybuses, and the disappearance of the tramways. Through archive photographs and detailed captions it explores issues such as missed opportunities to create a light railway, the unlikely German hero of the buses, and the heavy toll paid by transport workers during the Troubles.
Country House Life
A Century in Photographs
With over 250 photographs of the people who lived and worked on estates such as Polesden Lacey and Stourhead, 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.