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Streets broad and narrow, busy and tranquil, grand and humble - the variety and individuality of Britain's streets typify the unique character of our towns. Packed with period photographs and line illustrations, many printed full-colour or sepia, this lavishly illustrated book peels away the layers of unsympathetic modern changes. The fascinating period photographs from The Francis Frith Collection show our towns before the planners altered them for ever, depicting scenes of urban life from 1870 to 1970, an eventful century of radical changes. Through this book we can trace the history of our towns, as reflected in their streets, and enjoy their rich variety.

  • Free optional inscription available!
  • 240 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-84589-918-9
  • Printed to order

The perfect, personalised gift

Add a dedication to the title page

Add a personal dedication to the title page - free of charge. Most of our books are printed individually to order. You can add a personal message when you buy that will be printed on the title page at no extra cost, making our books a great gift or keepsake. This is a great option for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and leaving or retirement.

Page highlights from this book:

" I ordered a book with a personalised touch (from my youngest kids to their grandma). Having the option to personalise is one of the reasons I bought it. It was promptly delivered, no fuss, no delays. An absolutely beautiful pictorial historical account of my Mum's home town, which I am sure she will be delighted with.

Thank you very much Francis Frith."

Michael Berryman