Tring Through Time, by John Powell

Tring Through Time, by John Powell

Published by Amberley in 2009, 96 pages. Paperback (N7861)

Brand New Book

From the rear side cover: Tring has been a thriving market town for many centuries. In spite of extensive new building in the second half of the twentieth century, most of the interesting old buildings in the High Street have survived. In only a few of the modern photographs is it impossible to find a trace of Tring as it used to be a hundred years ago, and Tring in the twentieth century is still an interesting town for visitors.

The Natural History Museum in Akeman Street attracts thousands of people each year and the lovely old church is well worth a visit. The Chilterns form a backdrop for the town with extensive beech woods, and canals and reservoirs are available to the public for walking, bird­watching, fishing and boating. Perhaps these photographs will encourage people to explore Tring and its nearby villages, and find places of interest for themselves.

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