Easton, by Veronica Smith

Easton, by Veronica Smith
Easton, by Veronica Smith

Published by Tempus in 2005, 128 pages. Paperback (N5644)

Brand New Book

From the rear side cover: This pictorial tour of old Easton contains over 200 photographs, none of which have appeared in previous publications. This evocative collection of images invites you to walk again on the pavements of bygone times and recalls the distinctive character of the district, much of which has been sacrificed for modern tower blocks and the building of Easton Way.

In this book familiar characters from the past are encountered as we wave off charabanc parties and observe children playing in thoroughfares free from traffic and pollution. Within these covers we watch the curtain go up on performances of the Tudor Players back in the 1940s, witness weddings and join in some of the street parties of long ago. The pictures include class groups of all the local schools from the turn of the century until the 1970's and many shots of streets, shops and public houses long since disappeared.

Anyone who has ever lived or worked in Easton will have their memories rekindled by this fascinating selection which glances back across the years to a time before inner­city development swept away an entire community.

This book will delight anyone who has grown up or lived in this part of Bristol, as well as people with a more general interest in the social history of this part of the country and beyond....
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