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Rural Britain Then & Now: A Celebration Of The British Countryside Featuring Photographs From The Francis Frith Collection

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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. From churches to windmills, castles to carts, nothing was missed by the camera, and ...more
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Published August 1st 2006 by Cassell Illustrated (first published September 8th 2004)
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Ruth
Jul 23, 2011 rated it liked it
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This is a great "looka" book. And the then and now photographs shows clearly how much the agricultural land has been taken up for modern housing estates. There are clear and concise explanations of how man and modern times influenced the various ways of building from county to county. Sadly, not enough of comparison photographs but full of fascinating facts. I did not realise that Milton Abbas in Dorset was one of the earliest example of a "planned" village. Great stuff and forward thinking by t ...more
Laura
Oct 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very interesting, but they could have used a slightly larger format - the print was sooo tiny that I almost had to grab a magnifying glass to read it - and my eyes are really good! Otherwise, a great book.
Judie
Nov 10, 2008 rated it liked it
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The photos are lovely. The written word is small, miniscule even. It was difficult to read, but there is good information. I was hoping for something a little more area specific.
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