Social & Industrial History
Britain Yesterday & Today
Like their modern counterparts, Britons of the 19th century visited the seaside, ate fish and chips, attended football matches and cheered royal processions, but today these activities look rather different and other aspects of British life have changed beyond recognition. This collection of photographs compares images of similar scenes, a century or more apart, to present a nostalgic look at the changing times and the unchanging traditions of British life.
Building the Titanic
The Creation of History's Most Famous Ocean Liner
Determined to restore its pre-eminence in the trans-Atlantic shipping business, the White Star Line decided not to challenge Cunard's Mauretania and Lusitania for speed but to outdo them for luxury and elegance. This book details how its new liner Titanic was conceived, designed and built (at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast), and contains a number of blueprints and cutaway illustrations as well as archive photographs of the ship under construction.
Yesterday and Today
Contrasting historic black-and-white photographs with modern colour views, this book captures the changes that have transformed Britain over the past 150 years. London's Bankside Power Station is seen beside its present incarnation as Tate Modern, as are great British institutions such as the Derby, Henley Regatta, seaside holidays, fish and chips, and the pub. The accompanying commentary examines the social, political, technological and economic developments that have shaped the way we live now.