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Michael Richardson

Durham City: Past and Present

Durham City: Past and Present

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Each old photograph of Durham 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. See how the changes have happened.

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 appeal 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 image.

About the Author

Michael Richardson is a well-known local historian and author whose family has lived in the city for over 200 years. His previous books, slide presentations and background knowledge bring to life Durham's rich pictorial past.

He has formed the Gilesgate Archive which has become one of the most important collections relating to Durham and its neighbourhood.

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