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Durham City: Past & Present

Michael Richardson

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 apeall 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.




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