"Durham City Past and Present" is a fascinating new book from Michael Richardson, a well-known local historian and best-selling author, that brings together over 400 photographs of the city. Each old photograph is accompanied by a recent image that shows the reader exactly how the city has changed over the years. Parts of the city have been altered beyond recognition in the last 40 years or so. This book has been compiled as a permanent record of what was once there and now has gone. The book is broadly divided into areas: the City Centre, North Road, Old Elvet and New Elvet, Crossgate, Claypath and Gilesgate. Whether you are a resident of Durham or a visitor, this book will appeal to everyone. Many of the old bygone scenes featured in the book are now lost and can only be identified by matching up with a recent image. Like Michael's previous books, this is a welcome addition and companion to his other Breedon titles and will no doubt become another treasured possession.
MICHAEL RICHARDSON is a well-known local historian and author whose family has lived in the city for over 200 years. His previous books, slide presentations and background knowledge bring to life Durham's rich pictorial past. He has formed the Gilesate Archive which has become one of the most important collections relating to Durham and its neighbourhood. Previous titles for Breedon include Durham City: Pictures from the Past (2006) and Durham City Remembered (2002)