"Birmingham Then & Now"
My second book was published by The
in mid-October 2010. It mostly features
pictures from the collections of Geoff Thompson and Bill Stace, many of
them in colour! I feel that it compliments my first book very
well as there is very little crossover in coverage of the city.
||How the book
came about and the inspiration for the contents.
Ring and Markets Area
|From the old
Market Hall right up to the modern day Bullring shopping centre via the
1960's Bull Ring. Some amazing pictures, including the interiors
of the wholesale fruit and veg and meat markets.
Centre to Five Ways
through the city showing how dramatically things have changed.
Youngsters will be shocked to see what was lost while those who
remember 1960's Birmingham will be sure to have some memories stirred
by these photographs, many in colour. Two fantastic double
||A series of
pictures from the early 1970's showing the city centre before cars and
buses were barred from many of our streets. Features one
in the City
|A trip around
the 'Five New Towns' created by the clearance of hundreds of
back-to-back houses close to the city centre. Covers Lee Bank,
Ladywood, Newtown, Nechells Green and Highgate. Three fantastic
I have spent a lot of time researching the photographs to try and make
the captions as interesting and informative as possible. I also
spent many hours tweaking slide scans to make them suitable for
publication - a tough job but a rewarding one!
The ISBN number is 978 0 7524 5722 2 and it retails at
£12.99 in paperback cover.