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Nottingham Life in the Postwar Years

By (author) Douglas Whitworth
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Dec 2006
Dimensions: w 166mm h 244mm d 17mm
Weight: 400g
ISBN-10: 075094367X
ISBN-13: 9780750943673
Barcode No: 9780750943673
This fascinating new volume by well known local author and photographer Douglas Whitworth takes a nostalgic look back at his home town of Nottingham, focussing on the thirty years after the end of the Second World War. This was a time of change for the city, when many historic properties disappeared to be replaced by Maid Marian Way and the Victoria and Broadmarsh shopping centres. Douglas Whitworth was on hand to capture the changing scene - old streets, apparently unchanged for centuries, their demolition, and the new buildings arising in their place. Major industries that shaped the city and employed so many people in the postwar period - such as Boots, Players and Raleigh - are also illustrated, together with shops and small businesses. Images of leisure and entertainment include evocative portraits of the famous Goose Fair. This fine collection of photographs will surprise and delight anyone who lived in Nottingham in the late 1940s, '50s, '60s and early '70s; anyone who moved here more recently will be amazed at the dramatic physical and social changes that the city has seen

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