Fairford History Society

FAIRFORD NOW AND THEN

A look at Fairford as it was and as it is
(72 pages. Over 100 black and white photographs). Price: £5.00

As part of the project funded by the Local Heritage Initiative which will culminate in the Community Play in October, Fairford History Society is publishing a book that illustrates the town today and it was over the last hundred years. Some places have changed partly or totally while others have hardly altered. We have particularly looked at education, the theme of the play.

The editors have deliberately used black and white photographs for the modern period to avoid the unflattering contrast between a past which is ‘a sepia tinted exercise in nostalgia’ and a present which is in glorious technicolour.

The book provides a stimulus to look afresh at places and buildings and institutions in Fairford and see how their present relates to the past.

London Street 1890. Reproduced by permission of English Heritage (NMR)

London Street 1890. Reproduced by permission of English Heritage (NMR)

  London Street 2007. Photograph by C. Hobson


London Street 2007. Photograph by C. Hobson

 

 

 

 

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