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Rural Britain Then & Now By Roger Hunt

Rural Britain Then & Now by Roger Hunt

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In 1860, Francis Frith began to take photographs of popular tourist destinations round Britain so holidaymakers could take home souvenirs of their visit. Over the next 50 years he and his team of photographers took thousands of photographs for Victorian tourists to paste into their albums.

Rural Britain Then & Now Summary

Rural Britain Then & Now by Roger Hunt

In 1860, Francis Frith began to take photographs of popular tourist destinations round Britain so holidaymakers could take home souvenirs of their visit. Over the next 50 years he and his team of photographers took thousands of photographs for Victorian tourists to paste into their albums. From churches to windmills, castles to carts, nothing was missed by the camera, and the resulting archive is not only a record of a century of social change, but a glimpse into Britain's past. Through this remarkable collection of pictures, the story of the countryside unfolds. Brought up to date by contemporary photographs, Rural Britain Then & Now tells the fascinating story of rural life and will be enjoyed by lovers of the countryside past and present.

About Roger Hunt

Roger Hunt is the author of Villages of England, (Harper Collins) and Hidden Depths, an archaeological exploration of Surrey's past. A regular contributor to a wide range of magazines, he has written extensively on British buildings, property and history and has a particular Interest in vernacular buildings and the materials and techniques used in their construction.

Table of Contents

Introduction; The Rural Setting - landscape, topography, the seasons; The Heart of the Village - the 'big house', the church, the village shop, pubs and tea rooms; Working the Land - the crops, livestock, harvest and haymaking, gamekeeping; Communication, Trades and Industry - roads and railways, industry and mining, mills and milling; The Community - the people, rural fashions, class, WI and clubs, fairs and festivities

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GOR010576916
Rural Britain Then & Now by Roger Hunt
Used - Like New
Hardback
Octopus Publishing Group
2004-09-08
208
1844030431
9781844030439
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