Romford Through Time, by Brian Evans
Published by Amberley in 2012, 96 pages. Paperback (N5091)
Brand New Book
This book is a wonderful collection of old and new photographs. The older images are printed alongside a contemporary full colour photograph, which illustrates the same scene. The contrasting illustrations show how the area has changed and developed during the last 100 years.
The photographs illustrate shops, schools, garages, churches, houses and street scenes, each photograph is captioned and the book has an introduction which gives a brief overview of the history of the area.
As you browse through the photographs, you will notice the increase in the number of vehicles on the roads and the number of residents, how shops and other businesses have evolved and the changes and developments in modes of transportation and the architecture of the area.
The book will delight anyone who has lived or grown up in Romford, as well as people with a more general interest in the social history of this part of Essex and beyond....