Stamford Through Time

Stamford Through Time

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Genre: Non-Fiction
ASIN: 1848684819

This fascinating selection of more than 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Stamford has changed and developed over the last century.

About the Book

Stamford has a reputation for being one of England’s finest stone towns. It is a happy mix of medieval and Georgian architecture that was untouched by the Industrial Revolution or later large scale developments, so its central core has survived remarkably intact. Its architecture is outstanding and for this reason, in 1967, it became the country’s first conservation area. In recent years the town has become a popular tourist destination for both home and overseas visitors. It has also attracted the attention of film makers who have been quick to see its potential as a back-drop for such TV productions as Middlemarch and Pride and Prejudice. Using contrasting photographs, this book sets out to show something of both the continuity and change in the town during the last 100 years.

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About the Author
Christopher Davies

Christopher has been involved in local history research for over forty years, and has studied history at both Leicester and Cambridge universities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Professionally, he was involved in adult education and training before retirement. He has written a number of local history books and guides. His particular interests lie in seventeenth-century history, but he also has a strong interest in industrial history particularly as it relates to railways and canals. He currently lives in the village of Trevor in North Wales.