Britain Yesterday and Today looks at every aspect of British life over the last 150 years contrasting beautiful black and white images with colour photographs from the twenty-first century of the same scenes and activities.
From sport and leisure to the workplace, from the countryside to the city and from shore to shore witness the amazing changes that have taken place in British society over the last 150 years, as well as those things that have reassuringly remained the same.
Contrast crowds waiting in the rain desperate to catch a glimpse of their new Queen at her coronation in 1952 with the flag-waving crowds jostling to see her Golden Jubilee procession fifty years later.
Marvel at the beauty of our untouched countryside, discover our power stations transformed into museums and our docks into modern commercial enterprises, as well as witnessing the mistakes that have been made in the name of progress.
See how our patterns of work have changed as well as how Britons choose to spend their free time. Britain Yesterday and Today combines illuminating and informative text and over 200 fascinating black and white and colour photographs to provide a unique window on Britain's past and present.
About the Authors
Janice Anderson has written books on a number of subjects, including travel, cinema, art and social history. Her husband, Edmund Swinglehurst has been a headmaster, an advertising executive and a representative for Thomas Cook Travel. He now paints and writes, and is the author of over twenty books. They live in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
Peter Sissons has worked for ITN, Channel Four and the BBC for forty years. He is currently a regular presenter on BBC's News 24.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st June 2005
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 28.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 1.086