This collection of over 200 old photographs of Derby is a sample of the many thousands of images which are now available to view on the award-winning website www picturethepast.org.uk, a joint project set up by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, with Derby and Nottingham Councils, to display the photographic archives held in their museums and libraries. These images, supported by descriptive captions, provide a fascinating pictorial history of some of the buildings, people, transport and memorable events in Derby over a period of more than 150 years. The images include Victorian cityscapes, Derby people at work and leisure, scenes of war and sporting triumph. The book will delight anyone who lives or grew up in this important Midlands city.
The images were selected and annotated by Sally Parkin and Darren Holden who work for Beehive, Northcliffe Electronic Publishing's online community website (www thisisderbyshire.co.uk/beehive) based in Derby.