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Walsall Revisited

Britain in Old Photographs. Britain in Old Photographs

By (author) David F. Vodden
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Published: 19th Jun 1997
Dimensions: w 170mm h 245mm d 10mm
Weight: 361g
ISBN-10: 075091694X
ISBN-13: 9780750916943
Barcode No: 9780750916943
Synopsis
LOCAL Historian David Vodden has here compiled a superb selection of over 200 photographs. Walsall Revisited contains numerous pictures from private collections as well as many that have not been published recently, if at all. They show how Walsall has grown in the last 150 years or so, developing from a small market town with muddy streets, to a thriving, bustling Borough town with fine public buildings and impressive streetscapes. Illustrated here are local industries and trades, the often-photographed Bridge with the George Hotel, its trams and trolleybuses and, of course, the original white marble statue to Sister Dora (re-erected in bronze in 1957). Modern changes are not forgotten: Digbeth's market area and the Overstrand Restaurant, together with developments at Town Wharf are also included. This book will give great pleasure to those who have seen Walsall evolve, as well as to residents and visitors who know only the new town.

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