60 Stories of Places Where Time Has Stopped
Machu Picchu, lost for four centuries after the Spanish conquest of the Inca empire; Bodie, a ’49ers mining town, abandoned when the gold ran out; Nara Dreamland in Japan, an amusement park that couldn’t compete with Disneyland... These are among the 60 places described and photographed by Richard Happer. They range from single buildings to entire islands (St Kilda and Easter Island), each location abandoned after falling foul of economic downturn, technological progress, politics, natural disaster or war.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.