Bideford, mentioned in the Doomsday book, has a fascinating and varied history. This book is a compilation of photographs and postcards of the town dating from the late nineteenth and up to the mid-twentieth century, which covers a particularly interesting period of Bideford's development. The book presents a pictorical history of the town as it developed in the late Victorian/ early Edwardian period and on to more modern days. A record of the past is important not only to local residents but also to tourists and visitors. Many of these photographs have not been published before and will be of interest to young and old alike.