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.
Pembroke & Around
With sepia-toned 'then' and colour 'now' photographs and notes on the transformations or continuities, this book from the Through Time series presents around 180 pictures showing how Pembroke, with its magnificent castle, and the surrounding Welsh countryside have changed over the last century.
Newport Through Time
From tearoom aspidistras to Macdonald’s hanging baskets ... In around 180 pictures, this book from the Through Time series shows some of the many ways in which Newport has changed over the last century. The sepia-toned 'then' and colour 'now' photographs are accompanied by anecdotes from the town’s history and notes on the transformations or continuities.
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.
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.
Portrait of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
The landscape covered by the 720 square miles of Scotland’s first national park includes the open spaces south of the loch, Argyll Forest to the west and the glens and rocky peaks of The Trossachs and Breadalbane to the north. Celebrating the region with colour photographs, this volume presents 140 images of the mountains and lochs within the park.