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Rural Britain Then & Now: A Celebration Of The British Countryside Featuring Photographs From The Francis Frith Collection
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 ...more
Published August 1st 2006 by Cassell Illustrated
(first published September 8th 2004)
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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