Containing over 200 charming pictures and postcards from the collections of two local families, this absorbing book depicts the lives and times of those who lived and worked in Hereford and the surrounding area around 100 years ago. Hereford is dominated by its beautiful cathedral, proudly standing on the banks of the river Wye. Although geographically isolated, the navigable Wye facilitated trade in and out of the city until the introduction of the tram road, canal and railway. Farming has always been Herefordshire's prime industry and many of the photographs illustrate the lives of those who dedicated to the land, in particular the hop industry. The agricultural year was peppered with many fairs and festivals including the prestigious Three Choirs Festival held in rotation in the cities of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford. Rarely are photographs taken in this period so beautifully clear and well-preserved; their clarity presents further demension to their unique content.