City: Past & Present
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
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.