Maps and Sketches from Georgian and Early Victorian Birmingham
By 1770, Birmingham – once a small market town – was the third most populous city in England. Its rapid expansion as a commercial and industrial centre left it with a rich legacy of Georgian and Victorian public buildings. Lavishly illustrated with period maps and engraved views, this book charts the city's development and records its assembly halls, churches, factories and pubs, both extant and long vanished. The text is complemented with verse by Ian Henery, Poet Laureate of Walsall.
Walsall and Sutton Coldfield
1834 to Present Day
Cassini's enhanced reproductions of historic Ordnance Survey maps are an invaluable resource for local historians, genealogists and social scientists. The maps have been carefully scanned, digitally re-projected and enlarged to the equivalent modern scale. Centred on a city or town and covering 15km x 15km, each of the sheets in the Past and Present series comprises four OS maps of the same area from the mid and late 19th century, the 1920s and the present. Scale 1:50,000.
Queen Elizabeth II
From bridesmaid to great-grandmother, this selection of photographs from the Press Association archives presents scenes from the life of possibly the most photographed woman in the world: Queen Elizabeth II. The photographs span a period of 80 years, from 1931 to 2011, and are mostly informal, whether Her Majesty is trooping the colour or the corgis. 20 snap out postcards.