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Bruce Purvis

Salisbury: The Changing City

Salisbury: The Changing City

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SALISBURY: THE CHANGING CITY gives a vivid insight into the dramatic developments that have taken place in the town in the recent past up to 2003. It is a reference for everyone who is interested in Salisbury's rich, surprising history.

The book recalls houses and public buildings, shops, businesses and pubs that have vanished or been altered almost beyond recognition.

It takes the reader on a tour that compares present-day streetscapes with photographs and other illustrations made from the same viewpoints in the past.

Changes at work and in the home, in transport and in the local culture and economy have affected every corner of the town and have influenced every aspect of the lives of the people.

Many of the illustrations come from local archive sources which provide an unrivalled record of the story of the city. The resulting contrast offers an illuminating insight into the evolution of the city over the last 200 years.

About the Author

Bruce Purvis is a keen student of Salisbury's history and he has been the city's Local Studies Librarian since 1991.

Previously he has worked at Birmingham, Cambridge and Winchester, and he has had articles published in The Times and Guardian as well as local history publications.

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